[T]here is a great quote about how good it is to be wise about when you speak and what you say.
It’s a pretty good piece of advice.
I think about the quote a lot. I thought Mark Twain said it, and I planned to call this post “Advice from a literary giant,” but it appears he didn’t.
I don’t know who arranged the words the way they appear in the pull quote, but a similar verse is in Proverbs.
It’s right no matter who said it.
I have found it is much wiser for me to choose my words carefully than it is for me to say anything I haven’t taken the time to think about.
When I’m in a hurry to comment and don’t take time to listen, I’ve noticed my comments are far more likely to be stupid.
You can’t get a stupid comment back so I try to take Solomon’s advice (or Mark Twain’s, Abraham Lincoln or somebody else) and shut my mouth more than I open it.
This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is “advice.”