New Living Translation
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
King James Bible
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit.
World English Bible
He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper is a man of understanding.
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LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.
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