Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
James 3:5 NIV
Words are powerful.
The words you say to yourself.
The words you say to others.
You control your words, not the other way around.
You can be honest without being mean.
You can be mean without being honest.
God has given you the great privilege of being the spark that lights the fire.
Whether it is a fire to warm and nourish others or one that burns and destroys them is up to you.