Category Archives: INTEGRITY

Women, of whatever age, share secrets with each other more readily than they share them with men.

SUSANNE ALLEYN, Game of Patience



Inis do Mháire i gcógar é, is inseoidh Máire do phóbal é.

In-ish duh War-eh ih gug-ar aye, iss in-show-ig

Tell something to Mary in confidence and she will tell the whole parish.

(People can’t keep secrets.)

Maybe strength wasn’t decided by what you could do but, by what you could do without.”

― Lindy Zart, Take Care, Sara

1 1 1 1 augusterenoir00meieuoft_0179

“Our character…is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.”

George Santayana (1863-1952);

Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.”

― Mary McLeod Bethune

zz reflectionsofmus00ralsiala_0058

Soul. The word rebounded to me, and I wondered, as I often had, what it was exactly. People talked about it all the time, but did anybody actually know? Sometimes I’d pictured it like a pilot light burning inside a person–a drop of fire from the invisible inferno people called God. Or a squashy substance, like a piece of clay or dental mould, which collected the sum of a person’s experiences–a million indentations of happiness, desperation, fear, all the small piercings of beauty we’ve ever known.

SUE MONK KIDD, The Mermaid Chair


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


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

Promises are like the full moon: if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day. German.

nyd 001


I starred that night, I shone:
I was footwork and firework in one,
a rocket that wriggled up and shot
darkness with a parasol of brilliants
and a peewee descant on a flung bit

les murray


sites 2c

foto – blue moon new year 2010

Woe to him that fears not to lie.

"A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"


She dredges
in mixed minds at a quarry-mount of muddle:
where to dump, where gouge, whether
to abandon the site to flood,
worked faces flayed
with rubble in the flurry

About this woman.

Judith Rodriguez

foto – rubble in the yard of forealty towers 2009

More belongs to a bed than four bare legs.

"A collection of the proverbs of all nations"

izzys 60 day 1 024


Once I left

the tent, pulled tight about me

the hessian air.

The moon was a sigh

on my hand. My father

said that silence was reason,

there was power in it. Once,

I think, he camped here.

John Foulcher.

foto – tent at linden lea

go out under the dark trees to where the boat lies waiting by the rock

DAVID BROOKS – Australia


Kavala karakarala mhanuna piriipala marata nahi

The Pimpal tree does not die because the crow cawed.

The Pimpal is a sacred tree. Good men are not disturbed if a base person speak against them.

"Marathi proverbs"

foto – tree in the yard at ulmarra nov 09