The Canterbury Tales

What does this passage present as two overall messages of "The Nun's Priest's Tale"?

Nay, said the fox, but, God give him mischance

Who is so indiscreet in governance

He chatters when he ought to hold his peace.

Lo, such it is when watch and ward do cease,

And one grows negligent with flattery.

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The message that talking too much can get one on trouble.

Also not keeping people in perspective and giving out undeserved compliments instead of deserved criticism can lead to problems.