Plato on Gossip

“Let no-one speak mischief of anyone.”

~ Plato

Benjamin Franklin on Reputation

Act uprightly, and despise calumny; dirt may stick to a mud wall, but not to polish’d marble.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Alain de Botton on Paranoia

“For paranoia about ‘what other people think’: remember that very few love, only some hate – and nearly everyone just doesn’t care.”

~ Alain de Botton

Buddha on Gossip

“The tongue like a sharp knife … kills without drawing blood.”

~ Buddha

Noel Coward on Gossip

“Work hard, do the best you can, don’t lose faith in yourself and take no notice of what other people say about you.”

~ Noel Coward

Marcus Aurelius on Tranquility

“The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say. Or think, or do. Only what you do.”

~ Marcus Aurelius

Cato The Elder on Gossip

“We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.”

~ Cato the Elder