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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never tell a secret to a bride or a groom;
wait until they have been married longer.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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

I wouldn't pretend to tell you we don't pay our lawyers well.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

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

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

I married the first man I ever kissed.
When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
- Barbara Bush

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

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 can tell alot about a fellow's character by his
way of eating jellybeans.
- Ronald Reagan

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

Here's what I tell anybody and this is what I believe.
The greatest gift we have is the gift of life.
We understand that.
That comes from our Creator.
We're given a body.
Now you may not like it, but you can maximize that
body the best it can be maximized.
- Mike Ditka

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

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball.
I'll tell you what I do.
I stare out the window and wait for spring.
- Rogers Hornsby

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

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

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

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

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

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

As a novelist, I tell stories and people give me money.
Then financial planners tell me stories and I give them money.
- Martin Cruz Smith

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

It is impossible to tell where the law stops and justice begins.
- Bugs Baer

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice...
that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that
there is nothing in the world to which every man has
a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I can't tell you if genius is hereditary,
because heaven has granted me no offspring.
- James Whistler

My dad had this philosophy that if you tell children
they're beautiful and wonderful then they believe it,
and they will be.
So I never thought I was unattractive.
But I was never one of the girls at school who had lots of boyfriends.
- Emily Mortimer

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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