Speech remains a slave to you, but the moment it leaves your mouth, you become its slave.

-Ibnul Qayyim

 

Learning how to recognise the need to be silent is a skill. Socrates gave a reasonable guideline on when to know when to speak.

 

1) Is it true?

2) Is it something good?

3) Is it useful?

Idle talk, backbiting are some acts to be avoided. This helps develop personal-wellbeing.

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