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Friday, May 21, 2010

The Tongue

 Welcome to Spiritual Sunday. Please stop by  and thank Charlotte and Ginger for hosting this delightful,  soul nourishing, fun and serious weekly post

1. What you don't see with your eyes, don't  witness with your mouth. Jewish Proverb

2. Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. Spanish Proverb

3. A cruel  story runs on wheels and every hand oils the wheels as they run. Ouida

4. Who brings a tale takes two away. Irish Proverb

5. The best way to keep ones word is to not give it . Napoleon I , Maxims

6. Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead. Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richards Almanack July, 1735

7. The biggest liar in the world is They say. Douglas Malloch

8. Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to un-ring a bell. Shana Alexander

9. Gossip needn't  be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around. Frank A. Clark

10. A real Christian is the person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip. Billy Graham

11. Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction compared to the tongue of a Gossip. Richard Steele

12. So live that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers

13. Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble. Proverbs  21:23

14. Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceit. Psalm: 34:13

15. The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark, a world of evil  among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person,. sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. James 3:5-6

16. Before the tongue can speak it must have lost the power to wound. Peace Pilgrim

17. A sharp tongue can cut your own throat. Unknown


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder of how we need to guard what we say. I hope you have a blessed weekend.

Connie said...

Sweetpea, I don't see a postcard exchange on th' blog! But I do agree with you about the tongue causing so much distress. I have to admit to guilt in that but I try very hard not to gossip...

Chatty Crone said...

I know this as a fact - if someone gossips with you - they will gossip about you! sandie

Whidbey Woman said...

So far I've seen a post or two along this theme. I like how recurrent themes pop up each week. I know it is Spirit-led. God always has something to tell us on Spiritual Sunday. Have a great week!

Joan said...

Good quotes Anne. Lot's of food for thought.

Have a blessed weekend.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

We do think alike this weekend! Great post! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful and restful Sunday.


Heart2Heart said...

Now I understand why God's word is the Two Edge Sword, so our words can build up or tear down. Let our words be used instead to bless and to speak love instead of what the enemy would have us use them for.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Charlotte said...

Great quotes. The tongue can be a blessing or a curse. Thank you for discussing this subject that is a problem for many and probably for everyone from time to time.

maryt/theteach said...

Wonderful quotes, Anne! Gossiping is one of our worse sins I think!

Renee said...

Good quotes for us to think on.

daylily777 said...

This is a wonderful & much needed to hear message . We all need to be reminded of the evils of gossip.
I am from North Carolina , I would like to join in on the Post Card Exchange . Please email me any instructions & your snail mail address .