Category Archives: MORAL

Not everything is a mermaid that dives into the water. Russia

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Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1930), Sunday 7 July 1929,

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Heard the Mermaids Singing

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
T. S. Eliot.

I heard the mermaids singing
and wished I had not heard.
I heard the mermaids singing
a song that has no words.
I heard the mermaids singing
“Come, walk into the sea,”
and all the waves that break are like
white horses sent for me.

I heard the mermaids singing
and wished I could forget.
I heard the mermaids singing
and walked away, and yet
I heard the mermaids singing
and hear them singing still.
As water to a wall of sand
their singing to my will.

http://www.jungleredwriters.com/2012/08/mermaids-and-other-noir-poetry.html

Better a handful of dry dates and content therewith than to own the gate of Peacocks and be kicked in the eye by a broody camel.

 

 

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When far across the desert
Shines the first hint of light,
And scarce the sun has banished one
Clear star away from night;
With bales and packs and boxes
Lashed on securely, then,
The lengthy trains of camels
Prepare to start again.

Camels poem by Rex Ingamells

http://www.instituteofaustralianculture.com/camel

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Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954), Sunday 7 May 1933,

We have to build the framework in which we will execute the tasks. LTG Christianson

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In proverbs, mountains are the immobile backbone and framework of the world. They are the embodiment of Earth itself: immense, indifferent, givers and takers of life, eternal, everything that humanity is not. They are a ready symbol of anything overwhelming.

http://geology.about.com/od/geologyandculture/qt/Geologic-Sayings-Proverbs.htm

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.” – H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

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“Inventory:

“Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.
Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.
Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.
Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.”

― Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

I don’t smoke anymore, except on National No Smoking Day as a protest against those who want to control our lives.

– John Richard

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“[Lighting a cigarette] Well, I’m not here to impinge on anybody else’s lifestyle. If I’m in a place where I know I’m going to harm somebody’s health or somebody asks me to please not smoke, I just go outside and smoke. But I do resent the way the nonsmoking mentality has been imposed on the smoking minority. Because, first of all, in a democracy, minorities do have rights. And, second, the whole pitch about smoking has gone from being a health issue to a moral issue, and when they reduce something to a moral issue, it has no place in any kind of legislation, as far as I’m concerned.”

― Frank Zappa

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”

― Willie Nelson

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If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

– Desmond Tutu

Guilt is the hyena that’ll lunge from behind and hamstring you.”

― Shannon Hale, The Actor and the Housewife

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There’s always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street.

David Herbert Lawrence

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions.”

― Lillian Hellman

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“Sometimes words drew blood, they cut your tongue, they made you know things you couldn’t unknow. ”

― Alice Hoffman, The Story Sisters

FLO – YOU HAVE TO FIND THE FIRST DEEP CUT.

 

 

Punters know the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag Self-Interest always runs a good race. “

 GOUGH WHITLAM

 

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“Nobody’s going to save you. No one’s going to cut you down, cut the thorns thick around you. No one’s going to storm the castle walls nor kiss awake your birth, climb down your hair, nor mount you onto the white steed. There is no one who will feed the yearning. Face it. You will have to do, do it yourself.”

― Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Our greediness so often troubles us, making us run after so many things at the same time, that while we too eagerly look after the least, we miss the greatest

http://www.rodneyohebsion.com/quotes-proverbs.htm

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“Let’s just call things what they are. When a man’s love of finery clouds his moral judgement, that is vanity. When he lets a demanding palate make his moral choices, that is gluttony. When he ascribes the divine will to his own whims, that is pride. And when he gets angry at being reminded of animal suffering that his own daily choices might help avoid, that is moral cowardice.”
― Matthew Scully.

A child lies like a grey pebble on the shore until a certain teacher picks him up and dips him in water, and suddenly you see all the colours and patterns in the dull stone, and it’s marvelous for the stone and marvelous for the teacher.

― Elizabeth Hay, Alone in the Classroom

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“Oh, ‘twould be marvelous if the world and its moral questions were like some game board, with plain black players and white, and fixed rules, and nary a shade of grey.”

― Glen Cook, Shadows Linger