Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy
Welcome to Day 715 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
The Wise Know When to be Silent – Wisdom Unplugged
Thank you for joining us for our 5 days per week wisdom and legacy building podcast. This is Day 715 of our trek, and it is time for a 3-minute mini-trek called Wisdom Unplugged. This short nugget of wisdom includes an inspirational quote with a little additional content for today’s trek. Consider this your vitamin supplement of wisdom for today.
So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget. Today’s quote is from an unknown source, and it is, “Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.”
The Wise Know When to be Silent
As Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us, “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” Specifically, in the 2nd line of verse 7, “A time to be quiet and a time to speak.” For most of us, we have no problem speaking, and many times do so without much thought. We engage our mouths before we engage our brains.
I agree with this quote that those individuals who have sought after and been blessed with a measure of wisdom need to speak up when necessary. Equally important, though, a wise person knows when not to speak. Sometimes there is a fine balance between the two. Speaking enough to help, but knowing when to hold your tongue because what you speak brings no redeeming value.
We should encourage and strengthen others with our speech. If we find our speaking is negatively impacting others or is just empty words filling the silence, then we need to keep our mouth closed. As another quote says, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” Proverbs 17:28 teaches us something similar, “Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.” We are also told in Proverbs 21:23, “Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.”
That’s a wrap for today’s Wisdom Unplugged quote. If you would like free access to my database of over 10,000 inspirational quotes, the link is available on the main page of Wisdom-Trek.com. As you enjoy these nuggets of wisdom, encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
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As we take this trek of life together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
This is Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Every Day! See you tomorrow for Wisdom Wednesday!