47 Quotes About Rumours and Lies

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Debunking rumors and lies can be difficult when the stories are found to be compelling to others. Here are some great quotes about rumors and lies that capture the power of these false tales.

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

“Always remember… Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.”

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

“Buy the rumor, sell the fact.”

“Denying rumors gave them more power.”

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

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

“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.”

“Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.”

“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 love rumors. I always find out amazing things about myself, that I never knew about.”

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

“I’ve discovered that the less I say, the more rumors I start.”

“Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.”

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

“No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.”

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

“Please ignore rumors! I’ve had them for years and you have to just let them go over your head. Don’t take them personally.”

“Rumor is a pipe blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures.”

“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 like a flame blown by the wind.”

“Rumors are like ripples in a cornfield. They are ephemeral, but they do indicate which way the wind is blowing.”

“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 are spread by jealous people.”

“Rumors are the oldest form of mass media.”

“Rumors chase the dead like flies, and we follow them with our prim noses. None of us are gossips, but we love listening to those who are.”

“Rumors generally grow deformed as they travel.”

“Rumors, at times, can be more severe than the truth.”

“The nature of rumor is known to all.”

“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.”

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”

“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.”

It can be difficult dealing with the rumors that are spread around about you.