Category Archives: COMPANIONS

“Virtutis Fortuna Comes – Fortune is the companion of valour ” 12TH/16TH, HUNTER RIVER LANCERS

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Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Proverbs 13:20

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Monkey talks, monkey listens. Persons who think alike will understand one another.

Five little monkeys sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and…SNAP!

Four little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Three little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Two little monkeys sitting in a tree…

One little monkey sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and….SNAP!
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Ukila na timsaha, hutapata nyingi raha.   
If you want to eat with the crocodile, you will not have much pleasure 
Do not be too ambitious; stay with your own people.
Timsaha [dialect], mamba, ngwena:  crocodile.

http://swahiliproverbs.afrst.illinois.edu/ambition.html

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

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You ask how many friends I have? Water and stone, bamboo and pine.
The moon rising over the eastern hill is a joyful comrade.
Besides these five companions, what other pleasure should I ask? ”
–  Yon Sun-do (1587-1671), Korean Poet,
Sigo  

We met some champion people As we travelled – lifelong friends, Our days of cherished companionship I thought would never end. Carole McGuffog

 

 

Frankston & Somerville Standard (Vic. : 1921 – 1939), Wednesday 13 December 1922

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The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands
and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it
and get a new one without shocking the entire community.
   -Ann Strong, _Minneapolis_Tribune_, 1895

Two should stay together when crossing a ford.

Is treasa dithis a’ dol thar àn àtha na fad’ o chèile.

AUNT AND NIECE

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” 

― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

Eggs have no business dancing with stones.

Haitian (on prudence)

http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/wosdirectorye.htm

 

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Hens

by SARAH DAY

I love the way you pose like weathervanes
on the axe handle,
to watch as I wash dishes
how today’s menu, or tonic
is borage or bindweed or dock
that you will strip back
to a handful of cellulose spikes.
The way you share a laying box
when there is one for each of you
and midwife one another
through your confinements.
The way you lay eggs –
those warm white ellipses
on the straw.
Somehow for all the wreckage
the garden was never more alive.

We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures.

( Maddy and Jim heading to the Illawarra to buy a new car. )

Susan Jeffers

http://www.help-for.com/quotes.htm

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Corrie Ten Boom

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a centre of fear.

 

 

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

 

“Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.”

— Winston Churchill

http://www.leadershipnow.com/disciplinequotes.html

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Help me, so that I can help you, so that we can climb the mountain.

http://www.geocities.jp/nomonomogreek/Proverbs/Proverbs.htm

” The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can’t live without him is even more deluded.

~ Hasidic Saying

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“My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication–it makes them sociable.
I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness–it is all that I have–and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.”

― Franz Kafka

Over time, any deception destroys intimacy, and without intimacy couples cannot have true and lasting love.”

― Bonnie Eaker Weil, Financial Infidelity: Seven Steps to Conquering the #1 Relationship Wrecker

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“An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a relationship. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes.”

-Patricia Fry

 

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.

Leo The Great

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He’d been an angel once. He hadn’t meant to Fall. He’d just hung around with the wrong people.”

― Terry Pratchett, Good Omens

 

 

 

 

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your own path.

Bankei

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“The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “My Companions are as stars. Whomsoever of them you follow, you will be rightly guided.” When a man looks at a star, and finds his way by it, the star does not speak any word to that man. Yet, by merely looking at the star, the man knows the road from roadlessness and reaches his goal.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

Wisdom eludes me yet, but foolishness I captured long ago and to this day it is my constant companion, though many people consider me wise.

― Kevin Hearne, Hammered

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Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little.
Venerable Cheng Yen

“Shearwater sighed, like a whale in the night.”

― Aldous Huxley, Antic Hay

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“I will have no man in my boat,” said Starbuck, “who is not afraid of a whale.” By this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.

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― Herman Melville

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

― Saint Augustine of Hippo

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“Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden). The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, “What? You too? I thought I was the only one.”
… It is when two such persons discover one another, when, whether with immense difficulties and semi-articulate fumblings or with what would seem to us amazing and elliptical speed, they share their vision – it is then that Friendship is born. And instantly they stand together in an immense solitude.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves