The pen is mightier than the sword, but even mightier than the pen is the tongue.  The tongue has no bones but has the power to crush many.  Words are extremely powerful and can do much damage.  God has given us two ears and one mouth; His way of saying that we should listen twice as much as we should speak.  Think before opening your mouth, "Am I going to say something useful, or should I just be quiet?"  Speak only when it is essential to do so.  Even then choose your words very carefully.  You will be thankful you did.
There are times when you feel that you just cannot control your tongue, and at that point you know you are going to regret your words later.  Remember at that crucial moment that a hundred regrets and a thousand apologies cannot mend the damage caused by one thoughtless or malicious word.  You may be very kind and helpful, but if you speak angrily to someone, he will forget all the good you have done and remember only the words of anger that escaped from your mouth. 
Wise ones speak to communicate some great thought, whereas the fool speaks for the sake of saying something.  We have been gifted with the power of speech.  It becomes our responsibility to make sure that we speak sparingly.  And when we do speak, we must make sure that our words are kind and benevolent, giving happiness to all who hear them. 
And finally, "It is better to keep quiet and have the world think you a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." 


Didi Ji