31 Quotes About Gossip

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God has given us two ears, but one tongue, to show that we should be swift to hear, but slow to speak. God has set a double fence before the tongue, the teeth and the lips, to teach us to be wary that we offend not with our tongue.
- Thomas Watson
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In the use of the tongue God hath distinguished us from beasts, and by the well cry ill using it we are distinguished from one another; and therefore, though silence be innocent at death, yet it is rather the state of death than life.
- Jeremy Taylor
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I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
- John Calvin
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We should have much more peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others.
- Thomas a Kempis
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I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
- Blaise Pascal
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Let us follow in Jesus' footsteps. Let people say whatever evil they want to, about us. If we honor God, He will one day honor us.
- Zac Poonen
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If I find myself half-carelessly taking lapses for granted, "Oh, that's what they always do." "Oh, of course she talks like that, he acts like that," then I know nothing of Calvary love.
- Amy Carmichael
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You may tame the wild beast; the conflagration of the forest will cease when all the timber and the dry wood are consumed; but you cannot arrest the progress of that cruel word which you uttered carelessly yesterday or this morning.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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I've never been hurt by anything I didn't say.
- Assorted Authors
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Watch that the grapevine doesn't turn into the gossipvine at your workplace.
- Victoria Thomas Pollar
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If there is any person to whom you feel dislike, that is the person of whom you ought never to speak.
- Richard Cecil
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How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Calumny would soon starve and die of itself if nobody took it in and gave it a lodging.
- Robert Leighton
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Nothing is a greater, or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue.
- Jeremy Taylor
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Learn to hold thy tongue; five words cost Zacharias forty weeks of silence.
- Thomas Fuller
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What good does it do to speak in tongues on Sunday if you have been using your tongue during the week to curse and gossip?
- Leonard Ravenhill
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It is easier not to speak a word at all than to speak more words than we should.
- Thomas a Kempis
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Perhaps we have been guilty of speaking against someone and have not realized how it may have hurt them. Then when someone speaks against us, we suddenly realize how deeply such words hurt, and we become sensitive to what we have done.
- Theodore Epp
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I would rather play with forked lightning, or take in my hand living wires with their fiery current, than speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christian are hurling on others.
- A. B. Simpson
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Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
- Blaise Pascal
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Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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There would not be so many open mouths if there were not so many open ears.
- Joseph Hall
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I find great numbers of moderately good people who think it fine to talk scandal. They regard it as a sort of evidence of their own goodness.
- Frederick W. Faber
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It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
- C.S. Lewis
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It is a sign of a perverse and treacherous disposition to wound the good name of another, when he has no opportunity of defending himself.
- John Calvin
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The cure of an evil tongue must be done at the heart. The weights and wheels are there, and the clock strikes according to their motion. A guileful heart makes a guileful tongue and lips. It is the work-house where is the forge of deceits and slanders; and the tongue is only the outer shop where they are vended, and the door of it. Such ware as is made within, such, and no other, can come out.
- Robert Leighton
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If there were no gratified hearers of ill reports, there would be an end of the trade of spreading them.
- Charles Spurgeon
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If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of another; if I can in any way slight another in conversation, or even in thought, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
- Amy Carmichael
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The art of spreading rumors may be compared to the art of pin-making. There is usually some truth, which I call the wire; as this passes from hand to hand, one gives it a polish, another a point, others make and put on the head, and at last the pin is completed.
- John Newton
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There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
- Thomas Fuller
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You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
- Martin Luther
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The best way to deal with slander is to pray about it: God will either remove it, or remove the sting from it. Our own attempts at clearing ourselves are usually failures; we are like the boy who wished to remove the blot from his copy, and by his bungling made it ten times worse.
- Charles Spurgeon
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