It's Better to Remain Silent If You Have Nothing Good To Say

Philippines
June 25, 2011 10:21am CST
My late father used to tell me this when I was only an Elementary student. And now as an adult, I can clearly reflect and relate to this saying because it's really true. Saying or blabbing anything that is negative about someone or to other people you know often leads to conflicts, fights, animosity which is definitely not a good manner especially if that person have not done anything bad to you, saying anything negative about your brother or sister is beyond God's teachings. Moreover,It doesn't really cultivate anything good. How about you, Can you relate yourself to this saying?to what circumstance? Do you observe or practice good etiquette such as this? Share what you have there..God Bless!
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3 responses
@mythociate (15740)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
26 Jun 11
It's probably 'more civilized' to be quiet than to say something. But there are times when I feel regret over things I SHOULD have said but did not.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
26 Jun 11
I do agree in a way. I am sure you have heard the quote.. "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." If only I could stick to it
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
Haven't heard of it before but it's just the elucidated version of such saying.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
27 Jun 11
Agreed
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
26 Jun 11
Oh I've seen a lot of people try to remove their foot from their mouths after blabbing away something that they don't know anything about. Some people just can't help themselves and speak as if they are experts on something or somebody, when in reality they look like fools for doing so. Sometimes it is really better to just keep your mouth shut.
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
bounce58 absolutely..well said pal.