A theme in Amish life is to live by example, not by words. Expressions of sentiments are rare, not necessarily because the Amish don’t have deep feelings, but because it seems worldly to air one’s emotions. Words are not cheap to the Amish. “Where water is deepest, it is stillest,” best sums it up.
Threaded throughout many Amish sayings is a great emphasis on filtering one’s speech. Careless talk and gossip are frowned upon. “Think ten times, talk once,” or “What one is ashamed to do one should be ashamed to say.”
Here’s one that makes you wonder about who coined it and why: “A woman’s tongue is the last thing about her that dies.”