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I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became ...
by Alban Berg

I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship,
love and a world of human and spiritual references
I have smuggled into these three movements,
the adherents of programme music - should there be any left -
would go mad with joy.
- Alban Berg

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge,
for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike,
not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge
and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection.
- Alban Berg

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced
so they won't think something's wrong with me.
- Elayne Boosler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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