“Speaking is silver, but silence is gold.”
- General saying
"When I want to speak let me think first. Is it true?
Is it kind? Is it necessary? If not let it be unsaid."
- Maltbie D. Babcock
”He who permits himself to tell a lie once,
finds it much easier to do it a second and third time,
till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it,
and truths without the world's believing him.
This falsehood of the tongue leads”
-- Thomas Jefferson
"Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble,
whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -
think about such things."
God, let my eyes always be focused on the right things.
Let me be of good behaviour among the Gentiles
and always speak the truth, in a peaceful and loving manner.
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|Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale: (1805) [cropped] (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|