Monday, July 26, 2010

Quotes for Rumours...worth giving a thought

“What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.” ~Jewish Saying

“Nature abhors a vacuum, but why do most people hasten to fill in the blanks with garbage?” Vanna Bonta

“Rumors are rumors because they are not true.” Author unknown

“Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.” Will Rogers

“Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.” Author unknown

“Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed” Erica Jong

“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

“Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.” ~Shana Alexander

“The biggest liar in the world is 'They Say'.” ~Douglas Malloch

“This is a rumor-filled society, and if people want to sit around and talk about whom I've dated, then I'd say they have a lot of spare time and should consider other topics... or masturbation.” Johnny Depp

“Never make negative comments or spread rumors about anyone. It depreciates their reputation AND yours.” Brian Koslow

“I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.” Beverly Mitchell

“A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.” Latin Proverb

“False rumors die of their own stench.” - Paul Chatfield (a/k/a Horace Smith)

“Nine-tenths of the world is entertained by scandalous rumors, which are never dissected until they are dead and, when pricked, collapse like an empty bladder.” - Horace Greeley

“Rumor is a vagrant without a home, and lives upon what it can pick up.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

“Rumor is like bees; the more you fight them the more you don't get rid of them.” - Henry Wheeler Shaw (used pseudonyms Josh Billings and Uncle Esek)

“The tale-bearer and the tale-hearer should be both hanged up, back to back, one by the tongue, the other by the ear.” - Bishop Robert South

“What some invent the rest enlarge.” - Jonathan Swift, Journal of a Modern Lady

“A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.” --John Tudor

“No sword bites so fiercly as an evil tongue.” --Sir Philip Sidney

“To harken to evil conversation is the road to wickedness.” --Anonymous

“We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.” --Cato the Elder

“Never tell evil of a man, if you do not know it for certainty, and if you know it for a certainty, then ask yourself, 'Why should I tell it?'”--Johann K. Lavater

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