Rumor Quotes

It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadayssaying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true.

Oscar Wilde

Rumor is not always wrong.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Rumor travels faster, but it don't stay put as long as truth.

Will Rogers

Knowledge is power if you know about the right person.

Ethel Watts Mumford

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.

Charles Caleb Colton

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

Walter Winchell

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.

George Bernard Shaw

Rumor has winged feet like Mercury.

Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing is swifter than rumor.


Rumors are rumors because they are not true!


What some invent, the rest enlarge.

Jonathan Swift

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

Will Rogers

Ill deeds are doubled with an evil word.

William Shakespeare

But that your royal pleasure must be done, This act is as an ancient tale new told, And in the last repeating troublesome, Being urged at a time unreasonable.

William Shakespeare

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.


"They say so" is half a lie.

Thomas Fuller

The rolling fictions grow in strength and size, Each author adding to the former lies.

Jonathan Swift

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.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Tell tales out of school.

John Heywood

Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.

Shana Alexander

Buy the rumor and sell the fact.


Nobody believes a rumor here in Washington until it's officially denied.

Edward Cheyfitz

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Updated On : September 23, 2013
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