In Hindi we have a beautiful saying कम बोलो मीठा बोलो! It means we need to remember always – what you speak must never hurt anyone but make them feel good. So “Always speak less and speak sweet”! The quote here too glorifies the wisdom of speaking less.

Have a lovely day 🙂


About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are music and growing culinary herbs. Love to play golf and do yoga regularly. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

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  1. Asma says:

    wow…what a quote!!


  2. I like this quote. Also, always speak less and speak sweet. I will think about this one this week.


  3. Binky says:

    Yes, that’s very true. Speaking less and speaking kindly would certainly make things better.


  4. Shay says:

    Great quote!


  5. Kashif Khan says:

    If everyone starts following this, world will be a much better place to live.


  6. ajay says:

    many many thanks for a lovely short and sweet quote which touches every heart.
    We speak as we are full of so called knowledge and want to show off to others. It is not you but your ego is talking. this proverb is there in every religious book. only a few follow who are deeply connected with there inner self.. OSHO syas” The greatest adventure is not going to the moon; the greatest adventure is going to your innermost core”. with warm regards.ajay.


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Wow Ajay I am glad you liked the message. The Hindi quote is from my Satsang 🙂
      As usual Osho’s quote is so powerful – going to our innermost core. Thanks my friend it is kind of you.


  7. dilipnaidu says:

    True! What is difficult to practice is generally good for us! I guess we can always try.

    Thanks for stopping by and cheers:)


  8. Bindu says:

    Lovely thought …so difficult to follow for most of us 🙂


  9. Kabir also said something similar:
    “A sweet word is a healing herb, a bitter word is an arrow. Entering by the door of the ear it tears through the whole body.”


  10. pennycoho says:

    Thank you, wise words indeed. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂


  11. sash says:

    hahaha… 😀 this is nice.

    So are the saints,
    And, are the soldiers,
    So are those,
    with powerful tongues,
    brave and strong,
    paved and long,
    just live on those,
    unspoken words!



  12. ManTak says:

    sir, in fact we can get to know a lot abt pl by just listening to dem for 1st few mins! ain’t it!?!


  13. Riz says:

    This is so trueeee.. I couldnt agree more. 🙂


  14. dilipnaidu says:

    Ha ha I agree with you on the danger of ‘more words’ 🙂 Nice that you liked this post! Thanks.


  15. Bindu John says:

    ‘More words’ means more trouble. And loved this short and sweet post.


  16. very true.. words are like an arrow once spoken you cant take them back .. no matter what


  17. suhas says:

    Only the wise may be practicing it .
    Let us also practice. It is not difficult.


  18. Geetha says:

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for sharing the Arabian couplet which has great significance like Thiruvalluvar’s in Thirukkural here:

    தீயினாற் சுட்டபுண் உள்ளாறும் ஆறாதே
    நாவினாற் சுட்ட வடு.

    நெருப்பு சுட்ட புண்கூட ஆறி விடும்; ஆனால் வெறுப்புக் கொண்டு திட்டிய சொற்கள் விளைத்த துன்பம் ஆறவே ஆறாது.

    The Wizard of Word Craft uses the words ‘punn’- a wound that can heal and ‘vadu’ – a scar that does not fade away but remains as a festering wound, so aptly!

    A wound resulting from burns heals; but a scar caused by harsh words of one’s tongue would never heal.

    And I remember reading this:

    The word ‘WORDS’ is an anagram of ‘SWORD’ and that’s why they can calm, soothe, and heal to build relationships as much as they can hurt, pierce, stab, sting, and kill to break relationships.

    One of the best ever descriptions of the beauty of words was made by the novelist Rose Macaulay in 1935, in her essay on ‘Writing’ in Personal Pleasures:

    “Words, those precious gems of queer shape and gay colours, sharp angles and soft contours, shades of meaning laid one over the other down history, so that for those far back one must delve among the lost and lovely litter that strews the centuries. They arrange themselves in the most elegant odd patterns; they sound the strangest sweet euphonious notes; they flute and sing and taber, and disappear, like apparitions, with a curious perfume and a most melodious twang.”

    Here’s wishing everybody in this forum here a great week-end!

    Thanks and regards,



    • Dilip says:

      Thank you Geetha for the illustrations that emphasize the main theme so well. The one operative sentence we need to remember is “A wound resulting from burns heals; but a scar caused by harsh words of one’s tongue would never heal” – how true.

      Thank you & you too have a lovely week-end!


  19. That’s true … and we must take a minute to say something nice to someone else, may be just what they need for today to become a good day.
    Have a good and great day 😀


    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi & welcome! Oh yes when we say kind words to others not only do they feel good but their reactions makes us feel nice too 🙂
      Thanks and you too have a great weekend. Cheers.


  20. This is excellent. I am going to share on Google+ as well. Take care


  21. Lovely and so true! -Julie


  22. dilipnaidu says:

    Marina I am glad you liked it 🙂


  23. Beautiful – Wise and very True!


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