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The blow of a whip raises a welt, but a blow of the tongue crushes bones.
— Apocrypha—Ecclesiastes 28:17


Out of some little thing, to free a tongue
Can make an outrageous wrangle.
I see
that everywhere among the race of men
it is the tongue that wins and not the deed.
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.


Youth, beauty, pomp, what are these, in point of attraction, to a woman's heart, when compared to eloquence?  The magic of the tongue is the most dangerous of all spells.