Category Archives: EXAMPLE

Ad consilium ne accesseris, antequam voceris – Do not go to the council-chamber before you are summoned


As they were leading me up, I looked up and around the galleries and I could feel the whole Aboriginal race, of those who had gone before, were all up there, and I could visualise, I could hear voices and amongst those voices was the voice of my grandfather saying, ‘It’s alright now boy, you are finally in the council with the Australian Elders. Everything is now going to be alright.'”

NEVILLE BONNER, on being signed in as a new senator

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”  ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos


A woman once came to Mahatma Gandhi with her little boy.  She asked, “Mahatma-ji, tell my little boy to stop eating sugar.”        
“Come back in three days,” said Gandhi.     
In three days the woman and the little boy returned and Mahatma Gandhi said to the little boy, “Stop eating sugar.”     
The woman asked, “Why was it necessary for us to return only after three days for you to tell my little boy that?”     
The Mahatma replied: “Three days ago I had not stopped eating sugar.

He is so mean, he won’t let his little baby have more than one measle at a time – Eugene Field.



foto of clara milly sleeping in 2013

Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.


Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 – 1273)

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Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.

"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 …"


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

foto – bellingen markets june 2010 northern new south wales