Teddy Roosevelt said “Speak softly but carry a big stick.” What he meant was “be cautious and non-threatening in your words, but have the ability to defend yourself.”
Benjamin Franklin said “Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
Jose Marti said “Mankind is composed of two sorts of men: those who love and create; and those who hate and destroy.”
James the half brother of Jesus said “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.” (James 1:26)
And finally, Jesus said “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” (Matthew 15:11)
What were they all saying?
Contemplate what you are about to say before you open your mouth, because afterwards, it is too late to undo the damage. ~ ME