“The sound of the sea helps me get back to me.

http://www.tranquilwaters.uk.com/water.html

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Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” 

Loren Eiseley

Roosters’ tail feathers: pretty but always behind. Malagasy

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Más vale que digan “aquí corrió una gallina” y no “aquí murió un gallo”

It is preferable that people say “here fled a hen” rather than “here died a rooster”.

Better for people to conclude and say you are a coward than that they sing your praises over your dead body. 

See more at: http://www.spanish-learning-corner.com/mexican-sayings-animals.html#sthash.kn33W2Cc.dpuf

Bad people drink bad beer. You almost never see an empty bottle of Rochefort tossed onto the side of the road. — Dave Cooks

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I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” 

Edgar  Allan Poe

Here’s to the corkscrew – a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly. W.E.P. French

http://valleygirlbajawine.com/wine-quotes-sayings-and-proverbs/

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A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string. 

George D. Prentice (1802 – 1870) US newspaperman, editor, poet

http://hw.asourceofjoy.org/quotesonthetongue.htm

A lowly cabin with potatoes is better than a hungry castle.

http://conwaymilltrust.org/category/quotes-poems-proverbs-and-sayings/page/6/

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Is fearr bothán biamhar ná caisleán gortach.

A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.

http://islandireland.com/Pages/folk/sets/proverbs.html

If thou,” he answered, “follow but thy star. Thou canst not miss at last a glorious haven.” Dante.

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ALICE CAREY (1820-1871).

For the human heart is the mirror
Of the things that are near and far ;
Like the wave that reflects in its bosom
The flower and the distant star.
The Time to be.

memory breathes her vesper sigh to thee. And, as I watch the line of light, that plays Along the smooth wave toward the burning west,

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There is in every human heart,
Some not completely barren part,
Where seeds of truth and love might grow, 
And flowers of generous virtue flow;
To plant, to watch, to water there,
This be our duty, be our care.

– Sir John Bowring (English author, poet, political economist, and 4th governor of Hong Kong; b. 1792 – d. 1872), from Matins and Vespers: With Hymns and Occasional Devotional Pieces(1827)

Beautiful discourse is rarer than emerald ~ yet it can be found among the servant girls at the grindstones. Egyptian 

http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/

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Life is like a grindstone, whether it grinds him down or polishes him depends on the stuff he is made of.

http://www.brownielocks.com/folksayings.html

Cats are like music. It’s foolish to try to explain their worth to those who don’t appreciate them.

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Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes you purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.

James Allen

T. S. Eliot I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

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FRANCIS BEAUMONT (1584-1616).

What things have we seen Done at the Mermaid !
I have heard words that have been So nimble, and so full of subtle flame,
As if that everyone from whence they came
Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest,
And had resolved to live a fool the rest
Of his dull life.

Letter to Ben Jonson.

Why don’t they knead two virtuous souls for life Into that moral centaur/man and win?

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He threw his head back and sang, “‘I am a centaur, yes, a centaur is what I am.’ It’s not like you to wax, Artemis”

“Foaly is singing,” said Holly. “Surely that’s illegal?”

 
― Eoin ColferThe Atlantis Complex

I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.” Mario Cuomo 

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As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Audrey Hepburn

The baskets containing the flowers are reminiscent of the canephores from Dionysian rituals: women carrying flowers and a phallus in baskets

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Canephor with a basket

Your voice is a
Canephor with a basket for songs
Coming towards me like a blue dream.
Delicate but strong, 
My silence beats your ears, 
Leaving a trace of love 
Like a fog carved in the air
Or unlike a name carved in an oak tree.
My silence and your voice
Weave new vibrations.
It’s like an embrace.
Whatever I’m touch’d from, 
It clutches my mind.

Dedicated to the singer Bryan Adams.

Marieta Maglas (19-05-1964 / Radauti, Judet Suceava, Romania

A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, and life’s worthwhile.

http://www.desicomments.com/quotes/subject/smile_quotes/

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Maya Angelou: If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.