I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody.
— Benjamin Franklin
Gossip needn’t be false to be evil – there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.
— Frank Clark
To listen to gossip both creates and encourages gossip. No listeners, no gossip.
— A.P. Gouthey
Speak no evil of anyone who is absent, for it is unjust.
— George Washington
Never listen to talk about the weaknesses of others, and if someone complains of another, you can tell him humbly to say nothing of it to you.
— St. John of the Cross