Silence and Speech-Sirach 20:1-8
(Wise and Foolish Talk)
There are rebukes which are inopportune; there is the silence of a sensible man.
Better to rebuke than nurse a grudge.
He who recognizes his fault diminishes its consequences.
Like a eunuch desiring to violate a girl is he who uses force in pretending to be just.
One remains silent and is thought to be wise; the other makes himself hated because of his gossiping.......