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Sirach Chapter 19

7 Never repeat a conversation, and you will lose nothing at all.
8 With friend or foe do not report it, and unless it would be a sin for you, do not disclose it;
9 for some one has heard you and watched you, and when the time comes he will hate you.
10 Have you heard a word? Let it die with you. Be brave! It will not make you burst!
11 With such a word a fool will suffer pangs like a woman in labor with a child.
12 Like an arrow stuck in the flesh of the thigh, so is a word inside a fool.