Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but the discerning man controls his comments.
Whoever controls what he says is knowledgeable; anyone who has a calm spirit is a man of understanding.
Even a fool is thought to be wise when he remains silent; he is thought to be prudent when he keeps his mouth shut.
I wish you'd all just shut up. Then at least you would appear to be wise.
Whoever watches his mouth and tongue keeps himself from trouble.
a time to tear, and a time to mend; a time to be silent, and a time to speak;
therefore the prudent person remains silent at such a time, for the time is evil.
If you've foolishly exalted yourself or if you've plotted evil, put your hand over your mouth.
Do you see a man who speaks hastily? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
If anyone thinks that he is religious and does not bridle his tongue, but instead deceives himself, his religion is worthless.