Listen Before Speaking


A wise, old saying from Proverbs: “To answer before listening is folly and shame.”  (Proverbs 18:13)

William Arthur Ward said, “Before You Speak, Listen.” I admit Listening before talking is hard work. Our impulse is to answer. If you resist, it takes self-control and self-denial. Al

“Let the wise listen and add to their learning” (Proverbs 1: 5).

“Turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding” (Proverbs 2: 2).

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down” (Proverbs 14: 1).

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