Barnett’s Words About Words

This week we’re talking about words

Let your conversation be
always full of grace.
  —Colossians 4:6

If it goes without saying, let it.

You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to.

Be slow to believe what you hear about others, and even slower to repeat it.

What you say about others often says more about you than about them.

Unless you would be willing to write it and sign it, don’t say it.

Don’t let your mood determine your words. You will have a chance to change your mood, but you will never have a chance to change your words.

Even the self-centered bore has one virtue: she seldom talks about other people.

Giving someone a piece of your mind isn’t going to give you peace of mind.

Freedom of speech is wonderful—but you don’t have the right to say everything you have the right to say.

The first thing some people do in the morning
is brush their teeth and sharpen their tongue.

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