The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.
—Henry David Thoreau
Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person.
Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.
Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.
Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
—Edgar Watson Howe
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.
Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don't.
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.