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I must tell you I take terrible risks.
by Vladimir Horowitz

I must tell you I take terrible risks.
Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it.
If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics,
I will never make one mistake.
Never be afraid to dare.
- Vladimir Horowitz

If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics,
I will never make one mistake.
- Vladimir Horowitz

My future is in my past and my past is my present.
I must now make the present my future.
- Vladimir Horowitz

Perfection itself is imperfection.
- Vladimir Horowitz

 

My face is my passport.
- Vladimir Horowitz

I am a general.
My soldiers are the keys and I have to command them.
- Vladimir Horowitz

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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