Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
James Truslow Adams (1878-1949) American historian and writer.
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.
Avoid inquisitive persons, for they are sure to be gossips, their ears are open to hear, but they will not keep what is entrusted to them.
Horace (BC 65-8) Latin lyric poet.
What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.
Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.
Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will.
Pythagoras (BC 582-BC 507) Greek philosopher and mathematician.
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world.
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.
My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
Francis Picabia (1878-1953) French painter, and poet.