Once upon a time, an outdated man unfold rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a consequence, the younger man was arrested. Days later he was confirmed harmless. After being launched in, he sued the outdated man for wrongly accusing him.

In court docket, the outdated man informed the choose, “They were just comments, they didn’t harm anyone.”

The choose, earlier than passing sentence on the case, informed the outdated man, “write all the things you said about him on a piece of paper.” “Cut it up into little pieces and on the way home, throw the pieces of paper out of your car window. Tomorrow, come back to hear the sentence.”

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The subsequent day, the choose informed the outdated man, “Before receiving the sentence, I want you to go out and gather up all the pieces of paper that you threw out of your car window yesterday.”

The outdated man stated, “I can’t do that! The wind spread them all over the place and won’t know where to find them.”

Then the choose replied, “The same way, simple words and comments may destroy the honor of a person to such an extent that a person will not be able to fix it. If you can’t speak well of someone, don’t say anything at all. Let’s all be masters of our mouths, so that we won’t be slaves of our words.”

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“Gossips are worse than thieves as a result of they steal one other individual’s dignity, honor, fame and credibility that are inconceivable to revive.

So bear in mind this: when your ft slip, you’ll be able to all the time recuperate your steadiness however when your tongue slips, you’ll be able to by no means recuperate your phrases!”

“Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.” ~ Proverbs 21:23