Concerning Your Words
1. Think that for every idle word you speak you must give account thereof in the day of judgment (Matthew 12:36). "In the multitude of words, there wanteth not sin" (Proverbs 10:19). So try to avoid idle talk & let your speech be deliberate, of few words, & truthful. Consider beforehand if what you are about to say is worth saying. Practice saying much in a few words. Never state anything as true & authentic if you do not know for certain that it is so, & rather remain silent than to say something which may be false or otherwise of no value.
For when it once becomes known that you have no conscience against lying, no one will believe you even when you are speaking the truth. If however you love the truth, your words will be believed above the oath of a liar.