34 Quotes About Gossip and Slander


Saying one thing wrong can change everything and maybe even ruin your life. Modern day use of Twitter and social media is an example of this. When it comes to gossip or slander, it is best to keep away from it. Here are some great quotes about gossip and slander that demonstrate its volatile nature.

“A rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses. However, the real danger is that so many people find rumors enjoyable. That part causes the infection.”

“Arguments cannot be answered by personal abuse; there is no logic in slander, and falsehood, in the long run, defeats itself.”

“As for the majority, it is not so much race as it is political affiliation that really divides it today. What was once an issue of physical difference is now one of intellectual difference.”

“Both sides had more confidence in their opponents’ weaknesses than their own strength.”

“Deceit for personal gain is one of history’s most recurring crimes. Man’s first step towards change would be thinking, counter-arguing, re-thinking, twisting, straightening, perfecting, then believing every original idea he intends to make public before making it public.”

“Do you really believe … that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident.”

“How easy it is for so many of us today to be undoubtedly full of information yet fully deprived of accurate information.”

“How little the general report of any one ought to be credited, since no character, however upright, can escape the malevolence of slander.”

“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”

“I am here. Anything more than that is rumor and slander.”

“I stood there looking stupid, because that’s what I do when I’m accused of something I didn’t do. Forget making a case or, you know, denying that I’d done it.”

“If one is content to freely speak trash about another, it is probably more correct to judge them as the one of ill repute and refuse the load of garbage they offer you.”

“If something bad smells in the basement, it will eventually make its way to the attic.”

“If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody come sit next to me.”

“In a little town, there are many mouths which talk, and very few heads which think.”

“It’s now very common to hear people say, ‘I’m rather offended by that.’ As if that gives them certain rights. It’s actually nothing more… than a whine.”

“Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”

“Keep your finger on the pulse of society, take controversies with a grain of salt, lick your finger and then lift it to the wind; always know what is going on, my friend, so this world can never steer you wrong again.”

“My belief is that, morally, God and Satan are vaguely on the same page. According to the common understanding of Satan’s origins, holiness must be in his blood: but a corrupted formula.”

“Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.”

“People are almost always better than their neighbors think they are.”

“People who have practiced occult religions for many years are being told that they don’t know the first thing about their own religion and its beliefs and practices – and that a bunch of zealots from another religion posing as ‘experts’.”

“Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise.”

“Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.”

“The internet is where some people go to show their true intelligence; others, their hidden stupidity.”

“The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.”

“The stupidity of gossips is that they become frightened when they see your face, and a little word from your mouth makes them vibrate like an electrocuted criminal.”

“Those without an idea of who you are make you become what they think.”

“To engage with criticism, is on some level, a validation of that which otherwise would go unnoticed.”

“To talk [negatively] about someone specific is considered slander. You need to have a general understanding about things. Slandering someone is a sign of going to a lower life form in the next birth.”

“We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others.”

“What man ever openly apologizes for slander? It is not so much a feeling of slander as it is that of a massive lie, a misdeed not only to the slandered but also to those manipulated in the process.”

“With enough mental gymnastics, just about any fact can become misshapen in favor to one’s confirmation bias.”

“You could never prove innocence, not in the match with the man who only had to imply guilt.”

Gossip no matter where it is happening at can give you a negative backlash. Especially if the statements are false, you may find yourself confronted with a legal battle.