There is a saying, "the mouth is a box of tricks, the gateway of all faults and all misdeeds." What comes out of peoples' mouths under the influence of negative emotions is chatter, lies, calumny, and harsh words. People seem to have an unlimited appetite for malicious gossip and constant speculation about wars and other bad news, which stir up the emotions even more.

Dilgo Khyentse in The Hundred Verses of Advice