This week, it’s all about the words we speak.
Be quick to listen, slow to speak.
“Do you see someone who is hasty in speech? There is more hope for a fool than for anyone like that” (Prv 29:20).
- We have the right to remain silent: a right that many of us should exercise more often.
- You don’t have to explain something you haven’t said. —Calvin Coolidge
- Keep in mind that you are more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is. —Andy Rooney
- Refrain from using a flood of words to express a trickle of thought.
- If it goes without saying, let it.
- Think all you speak, but don’t speak all you think.
- Silence is often the best answer.
- Never miss a good chance to shut up. —Will Rogers
“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business” (1 Thes 4:11).
A closed mouth gathers no foot.