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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
Judge Hale
  Inconsiderate persons do not think till they speak; or they speak, and then think.  1
  It is a sign that your reputation is small or sinking if your own tongue must praise you.  2
  It is great prudence to gain as many friends as we honestly can, especially when it may be done at so easy a rate as a good word.  3
  Much of the good or evil that befalls persons arises from the well or ill managing of their conversation.  4
  Never make a jest of any Scripture expressions.  5
  Speak well of the absent whenever you have a suitable opportunity.  6
  The more business a man has to do, the more he is able to accomplish; for he learns to economise his time.  7
  You must not equivocate, nor speak anything positively for which you have no authority but report, or conjecture, or opinion.  8

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