Might he simply be noting that too often heated words and perhaps an
excessive conscience may come back to haunt one?

on 10/1/08 4:02 PM, Justine Roberts at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> "It is by the goodness of God that in our
> country we have those three unspeakable precious things: freedom
> of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to
> practice either of them"

Linwood Cottage, Sheffield

The only very marked difference between the average civilized man and the
average savage is that the one is gilded and the other is painted.
-- Mark Twain's Notebook