Choose Your Words Wisely Before You Speak

let your words pass through three gates: Is it true, necessary and kind?

I try to live by this but not always successful. Good words to live by though! I think that is a test and lesson, for all of us.

If we carefully use words It would stop a lot of pain for many of us if people would truly ask these questions before speaking.
The preferable order of these three may reveal character traits.

Say your words in a kind way I suppose but sometimes the truth is ugly and mean but it doesn’t stop being true.

Might be true and necessary, not always kind, but sometimes truth is truth, and people need to accept it.