In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely.
He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit.
Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.
Oh that ye would be altogether silent! and it would be your wisdom.
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in this time; for it is an evil time.
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay the hand upon thy mouth.
Hast thou seen a man hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
If any one think himself to be religious, not bridling his tongue, but deceiving his heart, this man's religion is vain.