Category Archives: MINE DETECTORS

Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.


The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Saturday 1 December 1928

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The Fire of Life: Stay and Defend

The time has now come for all of us to choose – wherever we are, wherever ‘home’ is for us, whatever our fears, whatever our tasks. We are each asked to be responsible. The fire is upon us. Nay – we are already ablaze. Will we choose to flee? Will we choose to stay, unprepared, a burden to others? Or will we stay and actively defend, becoming fire, and putting ourselves in service of that which needs to be done in world evolution?

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“I know it seems hard sometimes, but remember one thing, through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it gets, keep your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.


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“They stared at each other, wanting each other, drawn to each other, but their silent shout of love went unheard in the roar of misunderstanding, and the clatter of culturally ingrained beliefs.”

― Jean M. Auel, The Mammoth Hunters

The Soul, unmov’d by Love’s inspiring breath. Like lazy Waters, stagnates and corrupts.

"Moral Emblems, with Aphorisms, Adages, and Proverbs, of All Ages and Nations"


Ang Owang nga matulog Paga dad-on sa solog.
A sleeping shrimp is carried away by the current.

foto – fixing the rigging at sail urunga

Digging for a worm, up rose a snake. (Bengalese)

"Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"


A man found a snake. Although it was frozen, he recognised it as a poisonous snake. He picked the poor thing up and took it home to revive it. He placed the snake in front of the fire to thaw. Once thawed, he bent down to give it a nice little saucer of milk. The snake lifted its head and bit the good man. As the man lay dying he asked the snake, “How could you do this to me after all I have done for you?” As the snake slid out the door, it turned to the good man and said, “Stop your whingeing. You knew I was a poisonous snake when you picked me up. What else did you expect me to do?!” (Respect, Aug 1996)

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The warrior who unthinkingly wanders from his camp unarmed, can make but feeble resistance when overtaken by the enemy



PROVERB 25 : 21 If your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them a drink. 22 You will make them burn with shame, and the Lord will reward you.

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A man cannot walk among thorns and not be pierced ; neither can he lead an impious life and die happy. Downey’s Proverbs.


Gail Lumet Buckley
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.



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Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. Anais Nin.

"Proverb lore; many sayings, wise or otherwise, on many subjects, gleaned from many sources"

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To meet an old friend is as the delightfulness of rain after drought


He who travels alone tells lies

foto – bridge to tumbulgum 2008

Lions tawny in the hair Any living thing will dare ; But when lions’ hair is hoar, Lions lions are no more.


Prejudice is like a hair across your cheek.
You can’t see it, you can’t find it with your
fingers, but you keep brushing
at it because the feel of it is irritating.
Marian Anderson


UBR, Inc.

foto – kate and lynne in the late 1970s urunga

Vanity takes delight in what often proves injurious, and we often despise that which is to be the means of our preservation. We ought, therefore, to value things not by their appearances, but by their usefulness.

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An ill-disposed man will seldom fail to find a cause 
of dispute, when he intends to do an injury. If you 
want a pretence, says the proverb, to whip a Dog, it is 
enough to say that he ate up the frying-pan. Beware, 
therefore, of quarrelsome companions, for with such, 
you play with edge-tools. 

Æsop’s fables : accompanied by many hundred proverbs and moral maxims, suited to the subject of each fable

foto – pear with knife in bilambil 2008