There isn't much to be seen in a little town,
but what you hear makes up for it.
I've found that those who gossip have little to do,
or make out as if they are more than perfect.
What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell
When you are in trouble,
people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars.
Edgar Watson Howe
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
Gossip needn't be false to be evil -
there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.
Frank A. Clark
There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
Edward Wallis Hoch
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
What those invent, others embellish and exaggerate.
Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.