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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us
what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singe

 

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

One who breaks an unjust law
that conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts
the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolf Hitler

I submit that an individual who breaks the law
that conscience tells him is unjust
and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail
to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

An individual who breaks a law that
conscience tells him is unjust,
and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment
in order to arouse the conscience
of the community over its injustice,
is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering
is worse than the suffering itself.
- Paulo Coelho

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do and they will
surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

We tell the real truth of our life
by the stories we repeatedly tell.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.
- Stephanie Klein

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If I mayn't tell you what I feel,
what is the use of a friend?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

If you're going to tell people the truth,
be funny or they'll kill you.
- Billy Wilder

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

You never can tell with bees.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tell me about a person's family, friends, and community,
and I'll tell you what his opinions are.
- Mark Twain
(paraphrase)

Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
- Matthew 18:15

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

We take refuge in pride,
because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.
- Kakuzo Okakura

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job,
tell 'em, Certainly I Can. -
and get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

A friend will tell you she saw your old boyfriend -
and he's a priest.
- Erma Bombeck

What is a friend? I will tell you ...
it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.
- Frank Crane

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

You want to do mankind a real service?
Tell funnier jokes.
- the Woody Allen movie Stardust Memories (1980)

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The best comfort I could offer
was to just let her tell her story.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

And you just gotta remember, Sparky -
no matter what they tell you - you can NEVER have too much sugar.
- the movie Michael (1996)

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth
or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

It really does matter when we tell even the slightest untruth.
Even something as well intentioned as
telling someone their ill-finished
hair style looks wonderful will backfire -
certainly karmically, and usually practically.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people speak to you about a preventive war,
you tell them to go fight it.
After my experience, I have come to hate war.
War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role,
is to try and express what we all feel.
Not to tell people how to feel.
Not as a preacher, not as a leader,
but as a reflection of us all.
- John Lennon

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,
people will eventually come to believe it.
- Joseph Goebbels (Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany)

Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth -
look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity,
and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus
could be intended for enjoyment.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The new rage is to say that the government
is the cause of all our problems,
and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems.
I can tell you, that contradicts
evidence, history, and common sense.
- William J. Clinton

You can always tell when a man's well informed.
His views are pretty much like your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Human beings are the only creatures on the planet
who tell time and think they have to earn a living.
- Buckminster Fuller

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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