Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out. (Toby McKeehan, songwriter and recording artist)

As someone else put it, “It’s better to bite your tongue than eat your words.” It is embarrassing to admit that you’ve said something you shouldn’t have. What’s worse, many times there is nothing you can do to avoid the consequences of what you’ve said. Your poor judgment becomes apparent, hurt feelings result, and friendships may be destroyed. Guard your tongue!

Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything (Proverbs 13:3).