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Wise Quotes about Tell

May you find great value in these Tell quotes and sayings.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)


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