Gossips reveal secrets; don’t associate with those who talk too much.  

Proverbs 20:19 (CEB)

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn their ways.

Proverbs 22:24-25 (NIV)

Pastor Ron Baker

Who you spend your time with will have a great impact on what kind of life you live. There are people that God has already ordained to come across our path to help us fulfill our destiny; people that will inspire us, challenge us and make us better. the right people have already been lined up. Here’s the key; if you’re spending time with the wrong people, you will never meet the right ones. If you’re hanging around people that are not living for God, people that are constantly talking about others, those causing you to compromise, draining your energy, you’re going to get stuck; You can’t hang out with chickens and expect to soar with eagles. You’re going to become like the people you continually associate with.

Something humorous I've said through the years:  If you hang around pouting friends, you're going to pout.  If you hang around doubting friends, you're going to doubt.  If you hang around stinking friends, you're going to stink!

The Bible says, 1 Corinthians 15:33 (KJV)Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.  The NLT says it like this: Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”