A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.
Most women indulge in idle gossip, which is the henchman of rumor and scandal.
Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.
Death is a distant rumor to the young.
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
Rumor is not always wrong.
A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
Rumor doth double, like the voice and echo, The numbers of the feared.
Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures, And of so easy and so plain a stop That the blunt monster with uncounted heads, The still-discordant wavering multitude, Can play upon it.
Rumor has winged feet like Mercury.
Rumor is the food of gossip.
Rumor is like bees; the more you fight them the more you don't get rid of them.
They say there's microbes in a kiss, This rumor is most rife, Come, lady dear, and make of me - An invalid for life
Nothing is swifter than rumor.
Rumor, than which no evil flies more swiftly. She flourishes as she flies, gains strength by mere motion. Small at first and in fear, she soon rises to heaven, Walks upon land and hides her head in the clouds.
The rumor forthwith flies abroad, dispersed throughout the small town.
Every rumor is believed against the unfortunate.
Rumor is a vagrant without a home, and lives upon what it can pick up.
Rumor does not always err; it sometimes even elects a man.
Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.
Buy the rumor and sell the fact.
Nobody believes a rumor here in Washington until it's officially denied.
Rumor grows as it goes.