Category Archives: STEP 4

Confession of a fault is half the amends, or admitting guilt is the first step. German.


The unreliability of woman has been exemplified in the saying, "An eel’s held by the tail surer than a woman;" a maxim which is said to be "an ancient truth in Field’s "Amends for Ladies," published in the year 1618, and is much to the same effect as the following lines:–

"She will and she will not. She grants, denies,
Consents, retracts, advances, and then flies.

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"Take the pestle — made of wood and very heavy — from your own eye, then take the mote — a tiny blade of spear grass — from another’s." (Marathi).

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The popular proverb says,

“ One root of grass has one root of grass’s dew to nourish it,”

and again it is said

Forest birds have no stored grain, but heaven and earth are broad." (Chinese).

Bury truth in a golden coffin, it will break it open. (Russian).

Curiosities in proverbs; a collection of unusual adages, maxims, aphorisms, phrases and other popular dicta from many lands

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Yellow gold is plentiful compared to white-haired friends.


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The beginning of an amour (or gallantry) is fear.

"Proverbs; Or, The Manual of Wisdom: Being an Alphabetical Arrangement of the Best English …"


Where would you rather be?
Anywhere but here
When will the time be right?
Anytime but now
The doubt and the fear I know
would all disappear
Anywhere but here


foto-t shirt in ulmarra october 09