“I always recommend speaking with measured words—not going to the extremes of either complete silence or constant talking.  Speak only when there is a need, and even then measure your words.  Talking takes a lot of energy; and unnecessary speaking creates a lot of problems.  You often make enemies by talking too much.
Occasionally observing silence for a time is a great practice.  Silence is golden.  Silence saves.  I would recommend that practice to everyone.
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Sri Swami Satchidananda, from the Golden Present