Gentle words are more powerful than angry words. (Bill Crowder, author)

Most of us would probably have to admit that at some time or other we have hurt someone else by something we have said in anger. It’s an experience we can’t take back. Crowder gives this advice: “In a world where words are often wielded as weapons, may we use our words as tools to build up the hearts of others.”

Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious (Ecclesiastes 10:12). The tongue of the wise brings healing. … A gentle answer turns away wrath (Proverbs 12:18; 15:1).