In the multitude of words there is no lack of rebellion, but he that refrains his lips is wise.
He that is void of understanding despises his neighbour, but the intelligent man remains silent.
He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Even a fool, when he is silent is counted wise, and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
O that ye would altogether be silent! And it would be unto you instead of wisdom.
Whosoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps 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 that time, for it is an evil time.
If thou hast fallen, it is because thou hast lifted thyself up; and if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
If anyone among you thinks to be religious and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, his religion is vain.