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A soft answer turns away wrath (Proverbs 15:1)

bible verse

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1)

origin and application

Words can heal as much as harm. A soft answer smooth a situation, but harsh words make one angry. A parallel saying can be found in other cultures. Remember in Aesop’s fables, the blowing wind can not take off a man’s clothing, but a warming sun does.

example

A gentle reminder that soft answers can turn away wrath. – The Times UK, Jan 20 2007

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