A Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb on news and gossip

Don’t read newspapers for the news (just for the gossip and, of course, profiles of authors). The best filter to know if the news matters is if you hear it in cafes, restaurants... or (again) parties.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Source: Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article4022091.ece

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Spanish Proverb on gossip


Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

Spanish Proverb

Contributed by: jagadish

A Quote by Murasaki Shikibu on story, truth, discretion, secret, and gossip

"In few people is discretion stronger than the desire to tell a good story."

Murasaki Shikibu

Contributed by: Eleigh

A Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti on krishnamurti and gossip

"As we are concerned with what others think of us, so we are anxious to know all about them; and from this arise the crude and subtle forms of snobbishness and the worship of authority. Thus we become more and more externalized and inwardly empty. The more externalized we are, the more sensations and distractions there must be, and this gives rise to a mind that is never quiet, that is not capable of deep search and discovery." (Krishnamurti on "gossip". When I read the text, I could not help thinking: this guy is talking about my zaadz activities. Maybe this is too hard a judgement, but basically that's what we are doing here: being concerned with what others think of us and being anxious to know all about them.)

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Source: Commentaries on Living, Vol. I

Contributed by: gabrieledifuria

A Quote by Spanish Proverb on life, knowledge, gossip, and disinformation

He who knows little soon repeats it.

Spanish Proverb

Contributed by: shlomi

A Quote by Sathya Sai Baba on gossip, pride, reputation, and discrimination

The world is a nest of crows; some caw in praise; some caw in derision. But men should be above the reach of praise and blame.

Sathya Sai Baba

Source: Dhyana Vahini

Contributed by: Dhyana

A Quote by Sri Guru Granth Sahib on greed, deception, cheating, gossip, and anger

Greed is a dog; falsehood is a filthy street-sweeper. Cheating is eating a rotting carcass. Slandering others is putting the filth of others into your own mouth. The fire of anger is the outcaste who burns dead bodies at the crematorium.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Source: www.sikhnet.com

Contributed by: Dhyana

A Quote by Mirabai on gossip, solitude, praise, and blame

Some praise me, some blame me. I
go the other way.


Source: www.poetseers.com

Contributed by: Dhyana

A Quote by Lord of Rodchester on gossip and scandal

In my experince those who do not like you fall into two catagories: the stupid and the envious. The stupid will love you in five years, the envious, never....


Source: The Libertine

Contributed by: Whit

A Quote by Michael Jackson, 1940 on gossip, back-biting, initiation, repression of emotion, control of emotion, control of speech, circumcision, and right speech

Almost everything S. B. said and did bespoke the values his father had insitlled in him. Yet these manly injunctions to withstand hardship without complaint and keep one's own counsel were not Tina Kome's alone, but derived from inititation, when every Kuranko boy learns to bear pain without flinching, to respect the words of his elders without demur, and to overcome his fear of the spirits of the wild and of death. As the old medicine master Saran Salia Sano once told me, "Even when they are cutting the foreskin you must not flinch. You must stand stock-still. You must not make a sound from the mouth. Better to die than to wince or blink or cry out."

This control of one's emotions, and of one's speech, was undoubtedly connected to the value the Kruanko place on keeping secrets and promises, and of choosing one's words wisely. To nurse malicious thoughts is to risk malicious acts, and to speak of the devil is to conjure him. Perhaps this was why S. B.'s story was so conspicuously devoid of any ill will, grudges, or snide comments. . . ..

Michael Jackson

Source: In Sierra Leone, Pages: 98

Contributed by: jess

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