Whoever tells you tales about other people will tell other people tales about you.
Proverbs containing the word Tell
Don't spread scandal. Keep the story to yourself. 'Tell it not in Gath, but their marriage ins't turning out too well. There's good reason to... Read more →
The facts of a story are usually improved upon in the telling. Lies are condoned by Pooh-Bah in The Mikado as 'merely corroborative detail,... Read more →
The telling of the one lie forces us to tell more lies, and so we become more and more deeply involved.
Never admit a weakness to a person who is liable to take advantage of it.
He is the mischievous young shepherd who roused the village a number of times by crying 'Wolf!' when there was no wolf. The time arrived when a... Read more →
Children, in particular, love to hear a story again, however many times they heard it before. ‘Mummy, please tell me the story of the girl who... Read more →
Don't give away any damaging secrets. Don't make public anything that should be kept private. The proverb originated among children. To tell... Read more →
This is often the reply of parents to children who ask too many awkward questions. It means that if you ask many questions about things you... Read more →
Death silences a man for ever. If he knows something in his lifetime that others do not want made public, he cannot reveal their secret when he... Read more →