A smart person knows what to say; a wise person knows whether or not to say it (Anonymous).
Have you ever known anyone who just couldn’t help but enter into a discussion, no matter the topic or whether he/she had anything worthwhile to offer? Some people seem to have all the answers and can’t wait to offer them. It’s often more helpful to listen carefully and choose not to engage in a conversation when you’re not sure you can be helpful.
Understand this. . . You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry (James 1:19).