Using many words is not necessarily an indicator of one’s wisdom.


The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor,

but the lips of a fool consume him. —Ecclesiastes 10:12

We probably all know foolish people who use many words. I know a few wise people who use many words and are discerning and articulate. Using many words is not necessarily an indicator of one’s wisdom.

However, consider the following benefits to silence or at least to talking less:

  • You will be able to listen carefully to what others are saying
  • You will have time to choose a reply carefully, collecting your thoughts
  • Your words will carry more weight because you have truly listened to others first
  • You decrease the odds of saying something foolish by saying less

Ever heard the saying, ” it’s better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt?”

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