Many Things Are Best Said With a Closed Mouth

How many idioms or proverbs can you recite about being careful to say certain things, or not saying anything at all? For example, if you don’t have something nice to say, then don’t say anything at all, or any of 21 examples just from the Biblical book of Proverbs.

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Smiling is the Second Best Medicine

Among English idioms I’m most fond of is laughter is the best medicine. Whether most people have thought much about it, I don’t think many would disagree. If you didn’t, what would you say is the best medicine? For the rest of you who do agree, have you ever thought what the second best medicine might be? Laughter can be quite hard to get, at times, sadly.

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