“Will was not without his intentions to be always generous, but our tongues are little triggers which have usually been pulled before general intentions can be brought to bear.”
– George Eliot
Proverbs 18:21: The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 14:16: Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 12:18: The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 18:7: The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.
Proverbs 26:28: A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.
Proverbs 17:28: Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
Proverbs 10:19: Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
Proverbs 15:4: The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 12:25: Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
Proverbs 18:4: The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.
Proverbs 15:23: A person finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word!
Proverbs 16:23: The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction.
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