A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger.
Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit.
Will he make many supplications unto thee? or will he speak softly unto thee?
By long forbearing is a ruler persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
And his soul fastened on Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the maiden, and spoke consolingly to the maiden.
Therefore behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak to her heart.
Then the captain, having gone with the officers, brought them, not with violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.
1 Peter 2:18
Servants, be subject with all fear to your masters, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the ill-tempered.