Never marry a woman with bigger feet than your own

http://www.sayingsfromafrica.info/2012/12/some-great-inspiring-african-proverbs.html

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Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. 

~Simone Signoret

One cannot scoop up the ocean with a sea shell.

http://gallantnavigator.blogspot.com.au/2005/11/nautical-proverbs.html

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“I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” – Isaac Newton

Those who smoke opium need to periodically smoke again.

John Davis’ book China contains a hitherto unpublished Edict on opium from 1832:

If they do not do so, their limbs become weak and their eyes and noses discharge fluid. They are unfit for any activity. But once they take a few puffs they are restored. Thus opium becomes the basis of life to the smoker.

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“Junk turns the user into a plant. Plants do not feel pain since pain has no function in a stationary organism. Junk is a pain killer. A plant has no libido in the human or animal sense. Junk replaces the sex drive. Seeding is the sex of the plant and the function of opium is to delay seeding.
Perhaps the intense discomfort of withdrawal is the transition from plant back to animal, from a painless, sexless, timeless state back to sex and pain and time, from death back to life.”

― William S. Burroughs, Junky

If you sit by a river long enough, you’ll see the body of your enemy float by.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=571777

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“At first, I saw mountains as mountains and rivers as rivers. Then, I saw mountains were not mountains and rivers were not rivers. Finally, I see mountains again as mountains, and rivers again as rivers.”

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Zen_proverbs

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”

― Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit

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Unfortunately, most people with good intentions are trying to deny or eliminate what is already manifest. And many spiritual revivals are a deeper denial of the facts of our vibration level. What can we do about evil? A great deal, if our heads are clear. My catch-all phrase is: “I wouldn’t deny that experience to the One Mind.”

Once you have cleared your head on the matter, then do whatever feels right to you. Evil occurs as a secondary reality, after you have withdrawn to a low vibration level. The seduction of evil is precisely in that it involves us in trying to get rid of it.

– Thaddeus Golas in “The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment”

http://www.astrolog.org/home/quotes.htm

I don’t smoke anymore, except on National No Smoking Day as a protest against those who want to control our lives.

– John Richard

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“[Lighting a cigarette] Well, I’m not here to impinge on anybody else’s lifestyle. If I’m in a place where I know I’m going to harm somebody’s health or somebody asks me to please not smoke, I just go outside and smoke. But I do resent the way the nonsmoking mentality has been imposed on the smoking minority. Because, first of all, in a democracy, minorities do have rights. And, second, the whole pitch about smoking has gone from being a health issue to a moral issue, and when they reduce something to a moral issue, it has no place in any kind of legislation, as far as I’m concerned.”

― Frank Zappa

“It’s as difficult to be rich without bragging as it is to be poor without complaining.”

http://juniorbiz.com/40-chinese-proverbs-for-entrepreneurship

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“I could not imagine that the future I was walking toward could compare in any way to the past that I was leaving behind.”

― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

 

 

Then their little ferret faces Are peeking out to see That what they’ve stolen most Is the very heart of me!

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/adella/poem/poem3.html

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A Trip Across The Sea

If I had to pick but one thing To take across the sea I think I’d pick a ferret To go along with me

A ferret is more precious Than any other thing They can make you feel complete And get your soul to sing

And when that ferret and I Set sail across that sea We’ll fear no squall nor storm Together strong we’ll be

http://www.kwflatbed.com/ferretpoems.html