A groundless rumor often covers a lot of ground. - Proverb
It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay. - Eric Hoffer
Eyesight is more powerful than hearsay. - Icelandic Proverb
To gossip is like playing checkers with an evil spirit: you win occasionally but are more often trapped at your own game. - Native American Proverb
Who gossips to you will gossip of you. - Puerto Rican Proverb
Gossip needs no carriage.
Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don't. - Earl Wilson
Gossip about a person and his shadow will appear. - Japanese Proverb
Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. - Walter Winchell
A slanderer kills three: himself, his listener and the person who was slandered.
Good news is rumored and bad news flies. - Honduran Proverb
Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell. - Shana Alexander