He who holds his tongue is wise. (The Bible)
We would all agree, no doubt, that this is easier said than done. How often have you wished you hadn’t said something? Or, at least you hadn’t said it in anger or accusation? The man or woman who can control the tongue is well on the way to having and keeping friends and not offending other people. It’s a grace we should all want to improve.
No man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. … If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check (James 3:8, 2).