Category Archives: PERSISTENCE

Luck will carry a man across the brook if he is not too lazy to leap. Dan.

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“There is no more sagacious animal than the Icelandic horse. He is stopped by neither snow, nor storm, nor impassable roads, nor rocks, glaciers, or anything. He is courageous, sober, and surefooted. He never makes a false step, never shies. If there is a river or fjord to cross (and we shall meet with many) you will see him plunge in at once, just as if he were amphibious, and gain the opposite bank.”

Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth

Don’t put the cart before the horse.

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What a road the Cold Mountain road!

Not a sign of horse or cart.

Winding gorges, tricky to trace.

Massive cliffs, who knows how high?

Where the thousand grasses drip with dew,

Where the pine trees hum in the wind.

Now the path’s lost, now it’s time

For body to ask shadow: ‘Which way home?’

Words from Cold Mountain

Han-shan

If you haven’t fallen off a horse…then you haven’t been ridin long enough.

Source : http://www.coolnsmart.com/cowboy_quotes/

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We knew that youth won’t keep for rainy days.
It burns and turns to ash too soon.
So we’d revel every minute
in the music of our Buick
running smooth, two rodeoin’ lovers
cruising to another—
beneath Montana’s blue roan
bucking horse moon.

Paul Zarzyski(.com) Poetry  The Bucking Horse Moon

Dem give yu basket fi carry water. meaning: Someone give yu a raw deal.

http://www.lasanabandele.com/jamaican_proverbs.html

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Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your basket and my basket the people will live

Again referring to co-operation and the combination of resources to get ahead. This proverb can be very useful and is often said.

http://www.maori.cl/Proverbs.htm

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In for a penny, in for a pound.

English

If you called yourself a milk mushroom, get into the basket .

Russian

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A sugarcane is sweetest at the joint

Siku ya kufa nyani miti yote huteleza

What seems to be hard to achieve in real life is often times the best. Fruits of hard labour are enjoyed the most.

http://www.glcom.com/hassan/kanga.html

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Ihii na igwa ikuragira uthu-ini

Boys and sugar-cane grow up as enemies (because boys are all the time eating sugar-cane)

The day is for working, the night is for resting.

Gwakia kwarama, gwatuka gwakundeera

There is a time to wink as well as to see.

http://www.misterseed.com/link%20pages/PROVERBS2.htm

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“Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which colour to slide down on the rainbow.”

Douglas Pagels 

http://www.wow4u.com/relax-quotes/

Persistence is the key

http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/prayer-quotes/

 

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Some stand on tiptoe trying to reach God to talk to him – you try too hard, friend – drop to your knees and listen to him, he’ll hear you better that way.


(Ever Garrison)

http://www.starstuffs.com/inspirational_sayings/prayer.htm

The aim of literature … is the creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.”

― Donald Barthelme, Come Back, Dr. Caligari

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Fragments of fox fur, sewn together, will make a robe.

Chinese

http://www.oocities.org/yangyangetje/proverb.html

I have never turned back in my life ; I shall not do so today.

Emile Rey

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In a Wonderland they lie, Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream- Lingering in the golden gleam- Life, what is it but a dream?”
― Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

The Pedlar’s Caravan I wish I lived in a caravan, With a horse to drive, like a pedlar-man!

William Brighty Rands

http://www.poetrylibrary.org.uk/queries/faps/#24

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Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”
― Rumi

Look, as my mama always said, ‘One monkey don’t stop no show’.

― Terry McMillan, Getting to Happy

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“Having a personal philosophy is like having a pet marmoset, because it may be very attractive when you acquire it, but there may be situations when it will not come in handy at all.”

― Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto