The Place of the Heart and the Tongue

It is reported that Al-Hasan Al-Basrî – Allâh have mercy on him – said:

The intelligent person’s tongue is behind his heart: when he wants to speak, he first thinks. If [his words] will be in his favor, he says them, and if they will be against him, he does not speak. And the ignorant person’s heart is behind his tongue: when he merely thinks of saying something, he says it, whether it is for or against him.

Abû Bakr Al-Daynûrî, Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-’Ilm article 2049.

Source: http://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/index.php/the-place-of-the-heart-and-the-tongue/#ixzz19cQqBRCm

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