Speak no evil of the dead.
For prying into any human affairs, non are equal to those whom it does not concern.
My ass contemplates those who talk behind my back.
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Alas! they had been friends in youth; but whispering tongues can poison truth.
Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared.
One eye witness is better than ten hear sayers.
When of a gossiping circle it was asked, What are they doing? The answer was, Swapping lies.
It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadays saying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true.
None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.
Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed.