Love your neighbour, but don’t pull down the fence. German.

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*’TIS well that ev’ry one should know, Something of his next door neighbour; What are his hours of to and fro? — Habits of life, and trade or labour? For, whatever our love of quiet. And our care to keep aloof, If he’s giv’n to drink and riot, Mischief soon may reach our roof. Peaceful neighbours are a treasure .

Life is not all clear sailing in calm waters.

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HE is the wisest, who has school’d his mind To adopt the current of the ruling wind. Blow whence it will, prepared for all event, With fortune’s dispensations .e’er content. Who with discernment both in time and place, Bends his opinion with a cheerful grace ; To him unknown the troubles which impart The constant fever of the stubborn heart.

The Soul, unmov’d by Love’s inspiring breath. Like lazy Waters, stagnates and corrupts.

"Moral Emblems, with Aphorisms, Adages, and Proverbs, of All Ages and Nations"

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Ang Owang nga matulog Paga dad-on sa solog.
A sleeping shrimp is carried away by the current.

http://www.bohol.ph/article.php?id=39

foto – fixing the rigging at sail urunga

We build too many walls and not enough bridges. Isaac Newton

http://www.salsa.net/peace/walls/quotes.html

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Learn to be The unmingling River, flowing through the sea Of this World’s brackish waters. Thou too, keep Thy course unbroken ‘mid the briny deep Of all its lures, its lusts and vanity.

"Moral Emblems, with Aphorisms, Adages, and Proverbs, of All Ages and Nations"

foto – twin bridges over the kalang river in nsw

Cold water to hot water ; hot water to cold water. (Telugu) There is a great advantage to be gained by uniting, as in marriage, two people of different dispositions.

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

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"Married in white, you have chosen all right; Married in gray, you will go far away; Married in black, you will wish yourself back;

Married in red, you’d better be dead; Married in green, ashamed to be seen; Married in blue, you’ll always be true; Married in pearl, you will live in a whirl; Married in yellow, ashamed of the fellow; Married in brown, you’ll live out of town; Married in pink, your spirits will sink."

English Rhyme

foto  creek at bellingen park 2010

"As the old bird sings, so the young ones twitter." German and Danish

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

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To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  Hopi Indian

http://www.inspirationfalls.com/inspirational-quotes/dance-quotes/

foto – bellingen markets june 2010 northern new south wales

A wise woman strengthens her family, but a foolish woman destroys hers by what she does. Proverbs 14:1.

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The husband cries out, ” I am hungry! I am hungry! " The wife replies, " Let the morning meal and evening meal be taken together." (Assamese) .

A taunting expression that is applied to women who in excess of economy seek to cut down family expenses to such an extent that suffering ensues.

 

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

Digging for a worm, up rose a snake. (Bengalese)

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

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A man found a snake. Although it was frozen, he recognised it as a poisonous snake. He picked the poor thing up and took it home to revive it. He placed the snake in front of the fire to thaw. Once thawed, he bent down to give it a nice little saucer of milk. The snake lifted its head and bit the good man. As the man lay dying he asked the snake, “How could you do this to me after all I have done for you?” As the snake slid out the door, it turned to the good man and said, “Stop your whingeing. You knew I was a poisonous snake when you picked me up. What else did you expect me to do?!” (Respect, Aug 1996)

foto – bellingen markets nsw 2010 june

He that would be healthy must wear the same clothes in summer as in winter. (Spanish)

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

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O Winter! bar thine adamantine doors:
The north is thine; there hast thou built thy dark
Deep-founded habitation. Shake not thy roofs
Nor bend thy pillars with thine iron car.
He hears me not, but o’er the yawning deep
Rides heavy; his storms are unchain’d, sheathed
In ribbed steel; I dare not lift mine eyes;
For he hath rear’d his sceptre o’er the world.
 
WILLIAM BLAKE

 

http://www.literary-quotations.com/b/william_blake.html

 

foto – back paddock raleigh winter 2010

(Akinasu wa yome ni kuwasuna) Don’t let your daughter-in-law eat your autumn eggplants. Meaning: Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of.

http://www.linguanaut.com/japanese_sayings.htm

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A certain man, on hearing that God would care for those who relinquished all their possessions, left his home and retired to the desert where he gave himself to fasting and prayer. On the third day of his retirement he observed many horses laden with baskets of bread passing over a distant highway. Seeing a loaf fall from one of the baskets, he waited and then cautiously dragged himself over the ground to the spot. Seizing the bread he began to eat. As he did so he re peated to himself: "Yes, it is true, God gives bread, but we must creep along ourselves to get it."

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

foto – izzy foreal and his friends at the workers’ cottage 2010

Discipline without freedom is tyranny; freedom without discipline is chaos. Cullen Hightower

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A man should avoid these six evils: lust, anger, avarice, pleasure, pride, and rashness, for free of these he may be happy. Sanskrit.

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"

foto- vintage coffee shop bellingen nsw 2010

A black goat has no heart. Behar. Applied to weak and timid men who have no courage.

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"A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars."
Carl Von Linne

http://www.teacher-appreciation.info/Quotations_on_teaching/

foto – baby in bello 2010

If you do not marry a gentle woman, she will not bear you a gentle son.

"Bannú; or Our Afghan frontier"

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

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“That will happen when the hens piss." Showing how difficult or improbable a thing is.

"A Dictionary of Spanish Proverbs: COMP. From The Best Authorities In The …"

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I feel like a chicken in a metal chook pen!

TRAPPED by Annette Kosseris

http://www.kindamindi.com.au/publications/more_moving.htm

foto – chooks in the yard scrabbling. raleigh 2010