Sour Tongue

You have not fulfilled every duty, unless you have fulfilled that of being pleasant. – Charles Buxton


I had just written a short piece for my website’s newest feature, Webb Hubbell Unfiltered at on Labels, when I came across the quote above.

We fall short of being useful and comforting when we present a sour tongue. If our mind cannot bear difference of opinion or a different temperament than ours you will neutralize all the good you can do. Work at and pray for a spirit that is void of temper, irritability, bad manners, or anything that renders life anything but a blessing for yourself and those around you.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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