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Welcome to these Tell Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
- Alfred Austin

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

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

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

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

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun.
When that happens I tell myself just to go out and
play as I did when I was a kid.
- Thomas J. Watson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made
a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
- Laurence J. Peter

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

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

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

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

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

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


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