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

Related topics: Inspirational Live-By Fear

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 PHOTO

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

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin,
would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know."
Eskimo:
"Then why did you tell me?"
- Annie Dillard

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell
in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
- Caskie Stinnett

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

If you ask me what I came into this life to do,
I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
- Emile Zola

Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell,
but not the contrary of what they see.
It is above them and not contrary to them.
- Blaise Pascal

We love to be with our family and friends and I can
tell you that lots of eating will be involved.
- Julia Barr

For every good reason there is to lie,
there is a better reason to tell the truth.
- Bo Bennett

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

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

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

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do.
The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.
- Ted Nelson

Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less
of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
- Thornton Wilder

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

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

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

I'm not interested in age.
People who tell me their age are silly.
You're as old as you feel.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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

All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more,
that everyone's given up.
- Ian Hislop

Being powerful is like being a lady.
If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

Tell the FBI that the kidnappers should pick out a
judge that Nixon wants back.
- William O. Douglas

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)

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas


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