Gossip and Flattery

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.

R. Kent Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Man, rev. ed. (Wheaton: Crossway, 2001). From chapter 11, “Discipline of Tongue,” 139.


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