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Best 145 Talking Behind My Back Quotes

Talking Behind My Back Quotes

This post contains some of the best talking behind my back quotes.

Talking Behind My Back Quotes

1. “‘Why talk behind’ is not the concern, ‘what made talk behind’ is.” – Unknown

2. “’Best friends’ has letters, so does ‘Backstabber.’” – Unknown

3. “A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.” – Unknown

4. “A real friend’s got your back, while the fake ones are sticking knives in it.” – Unknown

5. “A true friend will tell you the truth to your face, not behind your back.” — Sasha Azevedo

6. “All that is said behind, if said on the face, will result in disaster. You won’t have any relations. And life becomes such a mess.” – Unknown

7. “Always remember that some people will gossip and talk about you because when they talk about themselves… no one cares.” – Unknown

8. “Anyone can stay true to your face, it’s the people who stay true behind your back that really count.” – Unknown

9. “Anything that hurts you and keeps you disturbed should be avoided. One such thing is talking up front. And another such thing is talking behind.” – Unknown

10. “Are people talking bad about you behind your back? I know it feels bad, but don’t be upset because the truth is, those people who talk behind your back aren’t capable of being like you.” – Unknown

11. “Ask me, don’t ask about me.” — Unknown

12. “At times, talking behind is the safest way too. You are getting out of the thing that is disturbing you, and there are no significant grudges. But it can also make you weak. So, decide carefully when you should take the stand and when you shouldn’t.” – Unknown

13. “Avoid him who talks sweetly before you but tries to ruin you behind your back, for he is like a pitcher of poison with milk on top.” — Chanakya

14. “Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot.” — Richelle E Goodrich

15. “Before you “assume,” try this crazy method called “asking”.” – Unknown

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16. “Before you judge me, make sure you are perfect.” — Unknown

17. “Being fake in life is going to attract you fake reactions, fake crap, and fake friends. Just be real with yourself and others and things will be fine.” — Derrick Robinson

18. “Better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back.” – Unknown

19. “Cautiously avoid speaking of the domestic affairs either of yourself or of other people. Yours are nothing to them, but tedious gossip; and theirs are nothing to you.” — Lord Chesterfield

20. “Choose those whisper ears wisely. There are certain rules to follow while talking behind. These rules are unwritten, unsaid, and unrevealed. You need to learn them on your own.” – Unknown

21. “Dealing with backstabbers, there’s one thing I’ve learned, they are only powerful when your back is turned.” – Unknown

22. “Dissatisfaction, humiliation, insult, jealousy, all these make us talk behind. Not only this, at times, but we also talk behind just for fun.” – Unknown

23. “Do you remember how you became friends with your friends? I bet you would have become friends over gossip.” – Unknown

24. “Don’t be sad or afraid when you start losing friends, be glad you’re getting rid of the fake ones. Stay true to yourself.” – Unknown

25. “Everyone is getting talked behind.” — Unknown

26. “Everyone talks behind, but no one admits.” — Unknown

27. “Everyone’s back is getting talked behind.” – Unknown

28. “Fake family members are more dangerous than standing armies.” — Samuel Zulu

29. “Fake friends are like actors, they will laugh and joke with you till they hear cut and then later they will talk about you behind the scenes.” — Rasheed Bryant

30. “Fake friends are like pennies, two-faced and worthless. They flip their side faster than one can blink.” – Unknown

31. “Fake friends are like secret haters, and once you stop talking to them, they start talking about you.” – Unknown

32. “Fake friends; those who only drill holes under your boat to get it leaking; those who discredit your ambitions and those who pretend they love you, but behind their backs, they know they are in to destroy your legacies.” – Unknown

33. “Fake people will hang around as long as you let them. So, don’t. Cut back on their time and spend it with your real friends.” – Unknown

34. “Friends are friends until they talk behind your back. Then they’re backstabbers.” – Unknown

35. “Gossip, as usual, was one-third right and two-thirds wrong.” — L M Montgomery

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36. “Gossiping about you when you’re not around means you’ve left a mark on their minds. Keep creating your impact, let them recite your tales.”

37. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

38. “Having a friend who stays loyal behind your back is truly a blessing.” – Unknown

39. “He who bears tales to you certainly bears tales about you.” – Unknown

40. “I am delightfully aware that people talk behind my back. It’s a pleasure to know that they don’t have the guts to say it to my face.” – Unknown

41. “I don’t care what people talk behind my back until they speak the truth.” — Abraham Lincoln

42. “I don’t have time for fake friends anymore. Either be real or be gone.”

43. “I don’t know what’s worse. People who talk bad about their friends, or people who know they have fake friends but still keep them around.” – Unknown

44. “I don’t regret my past. I just regret the time I’ve wasted on the wrong people.” — Wiz Khalifa

45. “I don’t trust anyone who talks bad about someone else to me, they probably talk behind my back too.” – Unknown

46. “I keep doing, you keep talking, and I’ll get both success and fan club.” – Unknown

47. “I like rumors! I find out so much stuff about myself that I didn’t even know.” – Unknown

48. “I never gossip. I observe. And then relay my observations to practically everyone.” – Gail Carriger

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49. “I’m sorry dear, in order for you to insult me. I must first value your opinion. Nice try though” – Unknown

50. “I’ve got more respect for someone who comes out and says they don’t like me than for the ones who act like they do but talk bad about me when I’m not around.” – Unknown

51. “If it comes, let it come. If it goes, it’s ok. Let it go. Let things come and go. Stay calm, don’t let anything disturb your peace, and carry on.” ― Germany Kent

52. “If people are talking about you behind your back, chances are you’re in front of them.” – Unknown

53. “If people talk about you behind your back, that would mean you are in front, so stay ahead.” – Unknown

54. “If talking behind relieves you, you are tricking your ego.” – Unknown

55. “If they talk about other people with you, they will talk about you with other people.” — Carlos Wallace

56. “If they’re talking behind your back, then they’re right where they belong. Behind you. You’re leading, let them follow your trail.”

57. “If you are talking about me behind my back, remember that you are behind me for a reason.” – Unknown

58. “If you can discuss it behind my back, then why can’t you say it to my face?” – Unknown

59. “If you don’t follow a good nutritional plan, you’re bodybuilding with one arm behind your back.” — Shawn Ray

60. “If you think you are disturbed and need to talk it out, you should. But you should take care of your time spent and the most important thing – with whom you are sharing your behind talks.” – Unknown

61. “Ignore those who talk about you behind your back. That’s where they belong. Behind your back.” – Unknown

62. “In relation, if you are suppressing the other one, they will talk behind your back.” – Unknown

63. “Isn’t it kind of silly to think that tearing someone else down builds you up?” – Unknown

64. “It doesn’t matter how nice you are, once you leave the room, someone always starts a conversation about you.” – Unknown

65. “It goes without saying that your friends are usually the first to discuss your personal business behind your back.” — Terry McMillan

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66. “It is hard to deal with someone who smiles and pretends to like you to your face and sticks that eight-inch blade in your back when you turn around.” – Unknown

67. “It’s funny how the people who know you the least talk about you the most.” – Unknown

68. “It’s funny how you’re nice to my face. It’s hilarious how you talk shit behind my back. And it’s downright comical that you think I’m unaware.”

69. “It’s not about who is real to your face. It’s about who stays real behind your back.” – Unknown

70. “It’s sad how people talk behind your back when the only thing they actually know about you is your name.” – Unknown

71. “It’s so sad that some people can lie to your face as if you are not blood-related.” — Samuel Zulu

72. “Just because they say they’re praying for you to your face doesn’t mean they aren’t laughing at your struggle behind your back.” – Unknown

73. “Keep my name out of your mouth unless you are praying for me.” – Unknown

74. “Keep talking about me behind my back, and watch God keep blessing me in front of your face.” – Unknown

75. “Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth. Strength born of peace loses nothing to hate.” — Aberjhani

76. “Learn to use the criticism as fuel, and you will never run out of energy.” — Orrin Woodward

77. “Let them talk all they want behind your back, you know they’ll eventually shut up the moment they hear the sound of your footsteps.” – Unknown

78. “Listen carefully to how a person speaks about other people to you. This is how they will speak about you to other people.” – Unknown

79. “Make sure the lions you roll with aren’t snakes in disguise.” — Genereux Philip

80. “Most of the time, you talk behind just to satisfy your ego. You think you are smarter. And want to prove yourselves so. And the easiest way that could prove yourself smart, at least to your ego, is gossiping.” – Unknown

81. “My name must be addictive because these people can’t live without my name in their mouths.” – Unknown

82. “Never turn your back on your friends. That’s the best target.” – Unknown

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83. “No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.” — Bertrand Russell

84. “Nobody wants to know how you feel, yet, they want you to do what they feel.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

85. “Not all that glitters is gold when it comes to family members.” — Samuel Zulu

86. “Not only on the face, but this social etiquette thing is also too complex to understand and follow. So we all prefer to talk behind but with trustworthy people.” – Unknown

87. “Now, these people have already caused us some kind of disturbance. This cannot be simply accepted as it is. This disturbance can’t stay with us for long. And the easiest way out is talking behind.” – Unknown

88. “Oh, you’re talking to me, I thought you only talked behind my back.” – Unknown

89. “Only a true friend will tell you what others are saying behind your back.” – Unknown

90. “People like to talk more than they act. They like to sit there and complain and vent. Somehow they think that changes things, when it doesn’t.” -James Patterson

91. “People only throw shade on what’s shining.” — Genereux Philip

92. “People talk behind the back of the ones who are dominant.” – Unknown

93. “People talking about you behind your back actually belong behind you.” – Unknown

94. “People who are intimidated by you talk bad about you with hopes that others won’t find you so appealing.” – Unknown

95. “People who think they are right all the time and the ones who tend to dominate are mostly talked behind. These people usually insult us in the face or behave in such a way that they get hard to convince.” – Unknown

96. “People will always talk about you, especially when they envy you and the life you live. Let them. You affected their lives, they didn’t affect yours.” – Unknown

97. “People will always talk about you, especially when they envy you and the life you live. Let them. You affected their lives, they didn’t affect yours.” – Unknown

98. “People will question all the good things they hear about you but believe all the bad without a second thought.” – Unknown

99. “Remember, if people talk about you behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead of them.” — Fannie Flagg

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100. “Rumor travels faster, but it don’t stay put as long as truth.” — Will Rogers

101. “Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.” – Unknown

102. “Some friends are like pennies, two-faced and worthless.” — Unknown

103. “Some people have so much hate, envy, and jealousy in their system that they will talk about and dog their best friends behind their back. They will stop coming around you until they need you but will go to church every Sunday clapping, shouting, and acting like they’re the best Christian in the world. God doesn’t like ugly.” – Unknown

104. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back.” — Michael Bassey Johnson

105. “Sometimes it’s not the people who change, it’s the mask that falls off.” — Haruki Murakami

106. “Sometimes people try to expose what’s wrong with you because they can’t handle what’s right about you.” – Unknown

107. “Sometimes, the ones you laugh with are the ones who will laugh at you the hardest when you’re not around.” – Unknown

108. “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” — Socrates

109. “Talking badly about someone else while they aren’t there to defend themselves says more about you than the person you’re talking about.” – Unknown

110. “Talking behind gives you the courage to speak whatever you want to. You are actually omitting all your feelings without any fear of offense.” – Unknown

111. “Talking behind is not cowardy, but is foolish.” – Unknown

112. “Talking behind is not something to be ashamed of. Usually, the ones who talk behind are defamed. However, the thing is that everyone talks behind.” – Unknown

113. “Talking behind someone is actually a foolish thing you could do to your ego.” – Unknown

114. “Talking behind your boss is okay. Talking behind your boss all the time is not okay. Talking behind your boss, colleagues, neighbors, friends, relatives, dogs, and pets is not okay.” – Unknown

115. “The mission or ministry of backbiters is to bite you at the back. When they backbite you, move forward. If you turn back to talk back or fight them, you descend to their low class.” — Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

116. “The need for talking behind arises if you are not strong enough upfront.” – Unknown

117. “The only thing more frustrating than slanderers is those foolish enough to listen to them.” — Chris Jammi

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118. “The right thing for you is – knowing where to talk upfront and where to talk behind. We all need to talk behind sometimes, and having your people to share all these behind talks is actually bliss.” – Unknown

119. “The same person that speaks highly of you will be the same person that downs you. Be careful who you call friends.” – Unknown

120. “The snake will always bite back.” — Jake Roberts

121. “The world doesn’t change in front of your eyes, it changes behind your back.” – Unknown

122. “The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.” — Bette Midler

123. “Their whispers behind your back are just a testament to your audacious life. They can’t match your pace, so they resort to gossip.” – Unknown

124. “Their whispers behind your back simply mean you’re ahead of them. You’re the leader of your pack, let them echo in the backdrop.” – Unknown

125. “There is a line that defines – what type of talking behind someone is healthy. And what type is not?” – Unknown

126. “They talk behind your back because they can’t handle your presence. You’re too vibrant for their dull conversations. Be radiant, let them chatter.”

127. “Those who need a mask of friendship to talk behind your back are the ones who lack the courage to face their own truth.”

128. “Time passes, and you begin to see people for who they really are and not who they pretend to be.” — Scarlet Koop

129. “True friends sometimes quarrel but will never part. Fake friends will always smile with you but will keep stabbing you at the back.” – Unknown

130. “We all are good and bad. We all are right and wrong. We all talk behind and get talked behind.” – Unknown

131. “We reveal most about ourselves when we speak about others.” — Kamand Kojouri

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132. “We talk behind the back of the ones who are dominant.” — Unknown

133. “What makes us all talk behind? Our opinions. And not being able to deliver these opinions on the face make us talk behind.” – Unknown

134. “What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth.” – Unknown

135. “When people cut you down or talk behind your back, remember, they took time out of their pathetic lives to think about you.” – Unknown

136. “Who gossips to you will gossip about you.” — Unknown

137. “Why don’t you try to fix your own problems instead of discussing mine?” – Unknown

138. “Why talk behind’ is not the concern, ‘what made talk behind’ is.” — Unknown

139. “Word spread because word will spread. Stories and secrets fight, stories win, shed new secrets, which new stories fight, and on.” – China Miéville

140. “You create more space in your life when you turn your excess baggage to garbage.” — Chinonye J. Chudolue

141. “You don’t turn your back on family, even when they turn their back on you.” — Mario Tomasello

142. “You made me feel so special with your fake sweetness in my presence, but I didn’t know… you used to stab me with your real bitterness in my absence.” – Unknown

143. “You never look good trying to make someone else look bad.” – Unknown

144. “You’re the sun, they’re the shadow. When they speak ill of you behind your back, remember, shadows can only follow, never lead.”

145. “Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies.” – Sara Shepard

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