- Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.
- For we all stumble in many ways If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
- Now if we put the bits into the horses' mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.
- Look at the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by strong winds, are still directed by a very small rudder wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.
- So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!