The Tone of Voice

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Itís not so much what you say
As the manner in which you say it;
Itís not so much the language you use
As the tone in which you convey it;Ö
For words come from the mindÖ
But tone leaps from the inner self
Revealing the state of the heart.

Whether you know it or not,
Whether you mean or care,
Gentleness, kindness, love, and hate,
Envy, anger, are there.
Then, would you quarrels avoid
And peace and love rejoice?

Keep anger not only out of your words ó
Keep it out of your voice.


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