Words hurt but silence kills. (Nikhil Kumar, American sportsman)

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a common but false proverb. We have all found that words can do permanent damage. What may be even worse, however, is the silence that kills. An unknown author has written: “No response is a response. And it’s a powerful one.” To be ignored, to have your questions unanswered is themost painful.

Better to hear the quiet words of a wise person than the shouts of a foolish king. (Ecclesiastes 9:17)