The wisdom of silence

Recently a friend sent me a wise quote on social media. It says :

"Silence is the fence around wisdom!
If your foot slips,
You can always regain your balance..
But if your tongue slips,
You can never recall the words...

Someone once told me that there is a reason God created as with one mouth and two ears. We need to learn to listen more and speak less! There is a famous saying that says "sticks and stones may break my bones but words..." I think it was meant to encourage people not to pay too much attention to what others say about them but words have the power to hurt or heal.


How many careless rumors have ruined people's reputations, relationships, work? That is why we should never indulge in gossip. You do not know all the facts. Mind your own business is a good motto for us! Unecessary curiosity in the affairs of others is a very bad vice. Remeber the saying "curiosity killed the cat!" Let us all try to be watchful of what we say and practice the wisdom of silence. Sometimes its best not to saying anything at all, lest we say something we wish we could take back but cant! God bless you all!


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