If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: “He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned”
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
What is required is not a lot words, but effectual ones.
If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.