Proverbs 25:11-12 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold, in settings of silver. Like an earring of gold an ornament of fine gold. Is a wise rebuker to an obedient ear. In each of the previous verses, Solomon is telling us how important wise words are. Once something is spoken you cannot take it back. Why not speak of wise and good things? I am sure when God created us, he could have given us telepathic ways of communication but he did not. And purposely so, so that we can change our thinking to reflect what he had intended for us anyway. And that was to speak of good and wise things.