“The quality of mercy is not strained,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blessed;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.”
--William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice
Think before you speak.
We’ve all spoken in haste and repented at leisure. My Bubbi used to say “You are King over all your words until you let them out of your mouth.” I knew someone who had a large fish he had caught mounted on his wall with a plaque beneath it that read: “If I had kept my mouth shut, I wouldn’t be here.”