There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously.
You should always tell people how important they are to you. ALWAYS.
You cannot speak butterfly language with caterpillar people.
The only people who are mad at you for speaking the Truth, are the people who are living a lie.
Keep speaking the Truth.
There are very few people in your life who will openly tell you things you need to hear, rather than want you want to hear, no matter the consequences. Recognize those people early and always keep them close. They'll keep you going, they'll keep you sane, they'll humble you.
Our souls do not speak human language; they communicate to us through symbols, metaphors, visions, poetry, deep feelings, and everyday magic.
When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say.
People don't want to be talked out of their feeling. People want to be heard, seen , felt, and understood.
No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.
Know this: Some people will not hear you regardless how much, how loud, how truthful, how loving or how profound you speak. Wish them well and let them go.
Most people will say the most washed body part in 2020 were the hands. I will disagree and say it was the brain.
The problem is, that people know little but talk a lot.
People don't listen, they just wait for their turn to talk.
The nature of oratory is such that there has always been a tendency among politicians and clergymen to oversimplify complex matters. From a pulpit or a platform even the most conscientious of speakers finds it very difficult to tell the whole truth.
I may be stupid, as you say, to believe in honor and friendship and loyalty without price. But these are virtues to be cherished, for without them we are no more than beasts roaming the land.