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).