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A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
~ Ouida

 

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A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.
~ Lisa Kirk

 

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A lie has no leg, but a scandal has wings.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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A malignant sore throat is a danger, a malignant throat not sore is worse.
~ American Proverb

 

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Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie.
~ Paul Scott

 

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Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

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An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation.
~ Anonymous

 

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And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
~ Alexander Pope

 

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Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.
~ Primo Levi

 

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At every word a reputation dies.
~ Alexander Pope

 

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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

 

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Confidante. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B confided to herself by C.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Conversation is three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when one of them leaves.
~ Herb Shriner

 

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Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
~ Publilius Syrus

 

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Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

 

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Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.
~ Rebecca West

 

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Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.
~ Sir Richard Steele

 

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For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern.
~ Victor Hugo

 

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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

 

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Gossip is nature's telephone.
~ Sholom Aleichem

 

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