Most people don’t realize how powerful and hurtful their words are. Once you say something, you can never take it back and it usually isn’t forgotten.
If you don’t have anything nice to say, you shouldn’t say anything at all. The impact of words are huge. It takes just saying the wrong thing to totally crumble someone’s world so if you can’t be kind, learn you keep your mouth shut.
Harsh words hurt others much more than physical pain. Always taste your words before you let them leave your lips. Words scar more than you could possibly imagine. Always take the time to think before you speak.
Your words might hurt your loved ones without the intention. Always speak to others in such a way that you would want them to speak to you. If you feel you are going to say something that is hurtful, remove yourself from the situation and come back after you’ve given yourself time to calm down.
This is especially necessary in an argument. When arguing, people tend to say things they really don’t mean and end up regretting it later. Words can only ever be forgiven, not forgotten, so always take time to think before you speak.