Proverbs 18:21, 4:23, 10:19, 29:11, 15:28, 29:20, 16:24, 25:11
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. … Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. … When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. … A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. … The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. … Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him. … Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. … A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.