Gossip vs. Flattery – Justin Taylor

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

HT: Tony Reinke via James Grant

The clarity in the contrast is striking.

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