Sharp Words Make More Wounds Than Surgeons Can Heal
With rivals, and as a matter of decency when with others, select your words with caution. Sharp words make more wounds than surgeons can heal. There is always time to add a word, but none in which to take one back. Speak, therefore, as in a testament, for the fewer the words, the fewer the consequences. Know that whatever words you speak you will also hear, for the wind does not blow only in one direction. There are those who do not spare opinions, for they cost nothing. So they think, until they are forced to swallow what has been levied by someone else. The astute in business use soft words and hard arguments, for neither a word nor a stone let go can be called back.