"At every word a reputation dies."
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"And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too."
"Gossiping and lying go hand in hand."
"A malignant sore throat is a danger, a malignant throat not sore is worse."
"Your friend has a friend; don't tell him."
"Sight before hearsay."
"What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth."
"Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands."
"Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you."
"Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will."
"So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip."
"The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them."
"No one gossips about other people's secret virtues."
"The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business."
"When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies."
"Conversation is three women stand on the corner talking. Gossip is when one of them leaves."
"Gossip is news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress."
"How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!"
"Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip."
"Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world."
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