172 – Gossip

tongueDestructive words never to be returned
Spread without permission
Revealed secrets
Others learned

Exposing private Affairs
Half-truths that spread doubts
Stealing ones good name
A tongue that controls the mouth
Assassinates reputations
Murders character
Evokes hatred
Leads to premature judgment
Destroys confidence

No gossip
No quarrels
No jealousy
No hostilities

It’s from a deceitful heart
These thoughts have sprung
But a mouth that utters lies
Can easily be rectified
Once one has learned to control the tongue

“Fire goes out for lack of fuel,
And quarrels disappear when gossip stops”
Proverbs 26:20

“In a false quarrel there is no true valor.”
William Shakespeare

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