In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.
He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.
Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.
Oh that you would be completely silent! Then you would be wise.
Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
Therefore a prudent person keeps silent in such a time, for it is an evil time.
"If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, put your hand over your mouth.
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
If anyone among you thinks himself to be religious while he doesn't bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this man's religion is worthless.