Them’s Fightin’ Words

It is honorable to refrain from strife,
but every fool is quick to quarrel.
               —Proverbs 20:3

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but harsh words cause quarrels” (Prv 15:1).

  • When you get into an argument, you have a small chance of scoring a point and a big chance of losing a friend.
  • Harsh words inflict wounds that are slow to heal.
  • People who know the least always seem to know it the loudest. —Andy Capp
  • You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to.
  • One rarely repents of having spoken too little, but often of having spoken too much. —Philllipe De Commyues
  • Spilling your guts is just exactly as charming as it sounds. —Fran Lebowitz

“It is hard to stop a quarrel once it starts, so don’t let it begin” (Prv 17:14).

Words do not kill—but they do wound.

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