When playing a game of cards, you need to keep your thoughts to yourself. You cannot be an open book that your opponent can read. No matter what game you indulge in, you need to keep your moves close to the heart and not reveal them too early. That makes the difference between the winners and the losers. In life, you need to keep quiet about where you are going and what you are doing. Don’t be too quick with information so that you offer it to every person you meet.
Most people are ruined by others because they provide the ammunition against themselves. They just can’t keep to themselves the good news they have. They spread the information far and wide and that is what is destroying them. No one can misquote you when you are silent. Most people’s lives would go on smoothly were they to speak less. If only they would listen twice as much as they speak. Francis Bacon put it so well, ‘silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom’.
Know when to speak and when to keep quiet. It will change your life. Even a fool is considered wise if he keeps quiet. That is a proverb from the bible. Learn in silence. Knowledge does not have to scream from every high hill. To win in life, know how to plan your moves in silence. Then when it comes time to fight, your opposition will not know what hit them.