Be a good listener first, a good talker second, and you will not "wish I hadn't said that." Think twice and speak once, and you won't always be "shooting off."—Elmer Wheeler, Kiwanis Magazine
The biggest talker is usually the littlest doer.
You can always tell when a man's A fool by his chatter and his way. You can always know when a man is Wise by the things he does not say.—Sunshine Magazine
Quiet people aren't the only ones who don't say much.
Curtis Bok once said, "In the whole history of law and order the longest step forward was taken by primitive man when, as if by common consent, the tribe sat down in a circle and allowed one man to speak at a time"—New Outlook
Barber: "I believe in free speech."
Customer: "That's good. I'd hate to have to pay to hear you."—The Lookout
Thomas Carlyle, the sage of the 19th century Scotland once said, "Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether."
The trouble with the fast talker is that he may say something he hasn't even thought of yet.
The less a man knows, the more he wants to tell it.
Diogenes the sage once said: `We have two ears and only one tongue that we may hear more and speak less.'
Talk may be cheap, but we often pay dearly for it.
(Ps. 39. 1; 141. 3; Col. 4. 6; James 1. 26; 3. 2)