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

You shall reap what you plant; if you plant gossip you will harvest intrigues, if you plant love you will harvest happiness.

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