31 Quotes About Gossip

  • "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
    Topics: Gossip


  • "You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say."

    - Martin Luther
    Topics: Gossip, Apathy


  • "There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart."

    - Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Gossip, The Tongue, Anger


  • "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
    Topics: Gossip


  • "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
    Topics: Gossip


  • "If there were no gratified hearers of ill reports, there would be an end of the trade of spreading them."

    - Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Gossip


  • "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
    Topics: Gossip, The Heart, The Tongue


  • "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
    Topics: Gossip


  • "It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Gossip


  • "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
    Topics: Gossip


  • "There would not be so many open mouths if there were not so many open ears."

    - Joseph Hall
    Topics: Gossip


  • "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
    Topics: Gossip, Prayer


  • "Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back."

    - Blaise Pascal
    Topics: Friendship, Gossip


  • "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
    Topics: Gossip


  • "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
    Topics: Gossip



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