Gossip is always a personal confession of malice or imbecility; it is a low, frivolous, and too often a dirty business. There are neighborhoods where it rages like a pest; churches are split in pieces by it, and neighbor made enemies for life. Let the young avoid or cure it while they may.
I hate the pollyanna pest who says that all is for the best. - Franklin P. Adams
Be persistent, be persistent, they say. But please, do not mistake being a pest for being persistent. - Nike Thaddeus