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> "Learn to keep your mouth shut!"



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> THE PERIL OF THE BABBLING TONGUE
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> King Henry II, of England, appointed his best friend and supporter, Thomas
Beckett, as Archbishop of Canterbury. Once he was elevated, however, Beckett
began to oppose Henry on major issues. One night, Henry drank too much, and in
a drunken state, said, “I wish someone would rid me of that pesky priest.”
Upon hearing Henry’s words, the barons, who despised Beckett, went immediately
to Canterbury, and killed Beckett while he was saying Mass. Henry never wanted
Beckett to die, and deeply mourned his death.1

> The Contemporary English Version expresses Proverbs 10:19, “You will say the
wrong thing if you talk too much – so be sensible, and watch what you say.”
Benjamin Franklin said, “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right
place, but, far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the
tempting moment.”2
> Solomon wrote, “Do you see a man hasty (talkative) in his words? There is more
hope for a fool than for him.” Too often we speak before we think, or tend to
be opinionated on most subjects. We, then, are among those who are described
as “never having an unspoken thought!”

> Professor Albert Einstein gave what he considered the best formula for success
in life: “If ‘a’ is success in life, I should say the formula is a=x+y+z, ‘y’
being play.” “And what is ‘z?’” inquired the interviewer. “That,” he answered,
“is keeping your mouth shut.”3
> “The more talk, the less truth; the wise measure their words” (Proverbs 10:19,
The Message).
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variation of a very old prayer that I heard early in my walk as a Christian..."Lord, grant me the right words, when they are needed, the grace to not say what doesn't need to be said, and the wisdom to know the difference!!"
 
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