Friday, January 22, 2010

Gossip vs Flattery

R. Kent Hughes:

Gossip involves saying behind a person’s back what you would never say to his or her face.

Flattery means saying to a person’s face what you would never say behind his or her back.

Disciplines of a Godly Man, p. 139

(H/T Adrian Warnock)

1 comment:

Clout said...

"GOSSIP needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.”
Frank A Clark

“FLATTERY will get you everywhere.”
Mae West