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W. A. Spooner Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes by W. A. Spooner.

Tell me, was it you or your brother who was killed in the war?
- W. A. Spooner

When our boys come home from France,
we will have the hags flung out.
- W. A. Spooner

Sir, you have tasted two whole worms;
you have hissed all my mystery lectures and been caught
fighting a liar in the quad;
you will leave by the next town drain.
- W. A. Spooner

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 PHOTO

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

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

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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