49 Quotes About False Rumors

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Combating false rumors can be extremely difficult to handle for some. Here are some great quotes about false rumors that are encouraging to be reminded of.

“Whoever gossips to you, will gossip about you.”

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

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

“Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see.”

“Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.”

“Do not repeat anything you will not sign your name to.”

“Gossip is saying behind their back what you would not say to their face. Flattery is saying to their face what you would not say behind their back.”

“Gossip is when you have a malice of intent or mindless, third-party conversation to someone about someone, something you haven’t said to that someone.”

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

“Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.”

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

“How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.”

“How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.”

“I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.”

“If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.”

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

“Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?”

“It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.”

“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.”

“Nothing is swifter than rumor.”

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

“People gossip. People are insecure, so they talk about other people so that they won’t be talked about. They point out flaws in other people to make them feel good about themselves.”

“People love gossip. It’s the biggest thing that keeps the entertainment industry going.”

“People will question all the good things they hear about you but believe all the bad without a second thought.”

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

“Rumors are the oldest form of mass media.”

“Rumors generally grow deformed as they travel.”

“Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It’s gossip.”

“The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.”

“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly becomes any of us to talk about the rest of us.”

“They have the unique ability to listen to one story and understand another.”

“They say’ is often a great liar.”

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

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

“Watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, faultfinding, and a negative, judgmental attitude.”

“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. He has made them all, every one, his enemies, thereupon he is so overwhelmed with guilt that he will deny it until his grave.”

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

“Who brings a tale takes two away.”

“Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.”

“Words spoken can never be recalled.”

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

“Your dignity can be mocked, abused, compromised, toyed with, lowered and even badmouthed, but it can never be taken from you. You have the power today to reset your boundaries, restore your image, start fresh with renewed values and rebuild what has happened to you in the past.”

False news and rumors are some of the quickest types of information to spread.

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