Do you know anyone who cannot seem to put a filter over their mouth? Do you struggle to keep a secret or keep your opinion to yourself?
I have found the virtue of restraint promoted in the Proverbs:
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. – Proverbs 10.19
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered. – Proverbs 17.27
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. – Proverbs 17.28
The following quote has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
Popular blogger Trevin Wax commends the lost art of restraint in his latest post.