37 Quotes About Rumors

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It does not take much to get a rumor ignited that can spread like wildfire. Doing your part of not spread a rumor will definitely help to minimize gossip. These quotes about rumors show the power of how this action can easily destroy a person’s life and hurt them in more ways than one.

“A rumor is nothing more than gossip with a purpose.”

“A rumor which is raised of nothing soon vanishes.”

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

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”

“Don’t let others drag you down by rumors. Just go with what you believe in.”

“Every one, by his fears, gives increased strength to rumors, and though there be no real cause for alarm, they fear fancied ills.”

“Foolishly play with the fires of rumor, only to risk being burned by its treacherous flames.”

“Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.”

“Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don’t.”

“Gossip needn’t be false to be evil there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.”

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

“I guess rumors are more exciting than the truth.”

“I like rumors. I find out so much about me that I didn’t even know.”

“If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”

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

“Old rumors never die; nor do they fade away. They simply lay dormant for a while until the next appropriate time appears.”

“Rumor is rarely more interesting than fact, but it is always more readily available.”

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

“Rumors are as dumb as the people who started them and as fake as the people who help spread them.”

“Rumors are found wherever circumstances are ambiguous, issues are important, and critical ability is low.”

“Rumors are like a flame blown by the wind.”

“Rumors are like homeless orphans hunting for shelter. They adapt themselves to fit any promising circumstance.”

“Rumors are like songbirds; they sound filling but make a poor feast.”

“Rumors are like wildfire; you are burned up before you know it.”

“Rumors are mostly a projection of the individual who started them.”

“Rumors are not news; but they sometimes foreshadow news.”

“Rumors generally grow deformed as they travel.”

“Some people and some groups are predisposed to accept certain rumors, because those rumors are compatible with their self-interest, or with what they think they know to be true.”

“The first rule to observe about rumors is that they are often exactly opposite in tendency to the coming fact.”

“The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.”

“There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.”

“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”

“Those who feed on rumors are small, suspicious souls.”

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

“What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth.”

“Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.”

“You know what rumors are like like a jar full of moths. Once they escape, they’re all over the place.”

Dealing with rumors being spread about you will help you to distinguish why people may feel a certain way about you or not.