"Even a black lamb’s wool is warm.": A Choyen proverb meaning "every cloud has a silver lining." Black animals are generally held to be unlucky.

http://www.angelfire.com/rpg/taranche/lore/proverbs.html

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Ambition, like a seeled (blind) 
dove mounts upward, higher and 
higher still, to perch on clouds, but 
tumbles headlong down with 
heavier ruin. John Ford.
foto – clouds in ulmarra 2009

Grief and passion are like floods raised in little brooks by a sudden rain. Dryden

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Lust, like a lawless headlong flood, impregnated with ooze and mud, descending fast on every side, once mingles with the sacred tide, farewell the soul-enliv'ning scene! The banks that wore a smiling green, with rank defilement overspread, bewail their flow'ry beauties dead. (Cowper)
 

Ying Han xi yu wen xue da ci dian = The republican dictionary of English phrases, quotations, proverbs and maxims

foto – flood in ulmarra may 2009

My sleep was like a summer sky that held the music of a lark. (George Sterling)

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Talking is like playing on the 
harp, there is as much in laying 
the hand on the strings to stop 
a vibration as in twanging them 
to bring out their music. O. W. 
Holmes

"Ying Han xi yu wen xue da ci dian = The republican dictionary of English phrases, quotations, proverbs and maxims"

 

foto – scrubby pete hurcombe and izzy foreal at stokers siding 2009

There are more things to alarm than to injure us; and we are more often afflicted by fancy than by fact. Seneca

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If we do not flatter ourselves
the flattery of other people would 
not harm us.— (La Rochefoucauld) 
foto – bilambil from the cottage 2008

Ying Han xi yu wen xue da ci dian = The republican dictionary of English phrases, quotations, proverbs and maxims

 

Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.

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The world is like the shifting 
scenes of a panorama: ten years 
convert the population of the 
schools into men and women, and 
make and mar fortunes; twenty 
years converts infants into lovers, 
fathers, and mothers, and decide 
men's fortunes; thirty years turn 
fascinating beauties into bearable 
old women, and convert lovers 
into grandfathers; forty years 
change the face of all society; and 
fifty years will, alas! find us in a 
world of which we know nothing, 
and to which we are unknown. — 
(Froude)
foto – sunshine family 2008.

Vanity takes delight in what often proves injurious, and we often despise that which is to be the means of our preservation. We ought, therefore, to value things not by their appearances, but by their usefulness.

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An ill-disposed man will seldom fail to find a cause 
of dispute, when he intends to do an injury. If you 
want a pretence, says the proverb, to whip a Dog, it is 
enough to say that he ate up the frying-pan. Beware, 
therefore, of quarrelsome companions, for with such, 
you play with edge-tools. 
 

Æsop’s fables : accompanied by many hundred proverbs and moral maxims, suited to the subject of each fable

foto – pear with knife in bilambil 2008

He that harmeth his household shall reap the wind.

It is a base crime to repay confidence by treachery, 
and to injure the friend who trusts us. Such crimes 

merit the severest punishment. 

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Æsop’s fables : accompanied by many hundred proverbs and moral maxims, suited to the subject of each fable"

foto – music at wide river cafe ulmarra

doug, andrew hegedus, izzy foreal, karl mullan.

It is never too late to make amends. Japanese Proverb.

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1 Everything has its season appointed, 

And every affair under heaven has its time. 

2 A time to be born. 

And a time to die. 
A time to plant. 
And a time to uproot. 

3 A time to slay. 

And a time to heal. 
A time to tear down. 
And a time to build up. 

4 A time to weep. 

And a time to laugh. 
A time to mourn. 
And a time to dance. 

5 A time to scatter stones,

And a time to clear them away. 
A time to embrace. 
And a time to refrain. 

6 A time to seek. 

And a time to lose. 
A time to preserve. 
And a time to throw away. 

7 A time to tear. 

And a time to sew. 
A time to be silent, 
And a time to speak. 

8 A time to love, 

And a time to hate. 
A time for war. 

And a time for peace. 

"The Wisdom Books (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes), also Lamentations and Song of Songs, in modern speech and rhythmical form"

foto – marriage of lynne and tad august 1978 bellingen

Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.

http://www.transparent.com/german/tag/german-proverbs/

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Changing Countries or Beds, cures neither a bad 
Manager, nor a Fever. 

"The prefaces, proverbs, and poems of Benjamin Franklin : originally printed in Poor Richard’s almanacs for 1733-1758"

foto – new quilt set forealty towers 09

Confession of a fault is half the amends, or admitting guilt is the first step. German.

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The unreliability of woman has been exemplified in the saying, "An eel’s held by the tail surer than a woman;" a maxim which is said to be "an ancient truth in Field’s "Amends for Ladies," published in the year 1618, and is much to the same effect as the following lines:–

"She will and she will not. She grants, denies,
Consents, retracts, advances, and then flies.

foto – ulmarra 09

Whilst thirty-one more were hurt more or less ; But keen had we felt the sharp sting of anguish,

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“Sir, will you be pleased to take a little rest now ? "

Observing he started, she added, " I will answer life for life, that none shall hurt you under my roof. "

He said, " Madam, I believe you, I accept the offer.”

"Mona miscellany : a selection of proverbs, sayings, ballads, customs, superstitions, and legends, peculiar to the Isle of Man"

foto – sitting room of forealty towers 2009

Where the girls are there are no spider’s webs. Catalonian.

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Young men commencing courting Too heedless oft have been ; They look for showy lasses, High in the world’s esteem.

"Mona miscellany : a selection of proverbs, sayings, ballads, customs, superstitions, and legends, peculiar to the Isle of Man"

foto – jacaranda festival 09 prince street grafton

And that old man’s harp was the white, white bone, Its strings were soft golden hair. And the sinner in his sleep would moan, " Dead ! dead ! although so fair !

"Mona miscellany : a selection of proverbs, sayings, ballads, customs, superstitions, and legends, peculiar to the Isle of Man"

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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou

foto – headland, the band at dragon boat races grafton nsw nov 09.

Fa’aui le ‘ula. To take off a necklace (in order to give it to another).

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This truly sounds alarming To all the sons of time, For women still are women Through every age and clime ; Even Solomon and David,  Those saints of former days, Were led astray by women, Though wisest of our race.

"Mona miscellany : a selection of proverbs, sayings, ballads, customs, superstitions, and legends, peculiar to the Isle of Man"

foto – Sandy and Mindy at SHELLBOUND ulmarra nov 09.

Fa’alupe tumulifale. Like a pigeon sitting behind the hunter’s hut. The hunter is interested only in those wild pigeons that appear in front of his hut. Samoa.

Samoan Proverbs

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As Thurot in his cabin lay, he dreamed a dream, That his grandsire’s voice came to him and called him by his name ; Saying, Thurot, you’re to blame for lying so long here.

Mona miscellany : a selection of proverbs, sayings, ballads, customs, superstitions, and legends, peculiar to the Isle of Man

foto – cabin at tyndale nsw 2009.