Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.
August 12th - Some times saying nothing is best
It takes two years to learn to talk and a lifetime to learn to be quiet.
Apart from love, no subject has been written about as much as words, because words and silence always seek a balance. We say too many things without thinking about the consequences, without being aware that sometimes is is better just keep quiet.
Words can incite anger or invoke passion. They can bring people together our tear them apart. Words can uphold the truth or nurture a like. We use words to encompass history, to describe the natural universe, and ever concur realizing visions of things that exist only in fantasy. In fact, some spoken words are thought to be so powerful than they can create worlds, creatures, and human beings.
Good words are worth much and cost little.
If we realize that when we speak, make judgments and give options, we reveal the deepest parts of our personality and pronounce judgment upon ourselves, then we probably would not allow our tongue to run ahead of our brains.
The words we utter to the people nearest to us are sometimes sharper than any knife. They create walls that are very difficult t break down and they hurt the people we really love and respect.
It’s not always a matter of being silent and hiding what we think because we mustn’t forget that what is not verbally spoken is as if it did not’ exist. Words of encouragement, those that come from the heart towards another person, are the ones that are really important. Speak only what is necessary, know how to listen, don’t speak just for the sake of it. Talking too much, without thinking about or controlling what is said, can lead us to utter nonsense or words that can hurt another person.
Never forget to tell someone just how much you love them and how much they are appreciated.
The wounds of the tongue ore deeper and more incurable than those of the sword.