Hai ! Hai ! has not suffered the hawk to grow big.
N.B. — ” Hai,” is an interjection used in frightening off birds of prey. The proverb means, if the hawk had been allowed to eat his fill of fowl and chicken, he would have become stronger and more dangerous: if evil were left unrestrained we should soon be over- powered by it.
Steal a bell with ears plugged.
Chinese original: 掩耳盗铃
A bell is used to alert people . A dumb thief committed robbery with his ears plugged, thinking that if he couldn’t hear it, no one else would.
― Joanna Russ, The Female Man
“If you have to eat a frog, don’t spend a lot of time looking at it. If you have to eat more than one, eat the big one first.”
― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea
“I now realize what Dorothy means in the final scene from The Wizard of Oz, when she says that if you have to look beyond your front door for your heart’s desire, perhapsit was never there to begin with. Maybe, like Dorothy, I should embrace the love right in front of me and not search for some elusive dream that never mattered in the first place.”
― Jodee Blanco, Please Stop Laughing at Me… One Woman’s Inspirational Story
“There are women who make things better… simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who- through strength and courage- make it through. There are women who change the world everyday… Women like you.”
― Ashley Rice
― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity
“I know it’s not clothes that make women beautiful or otherwise, nor beauty care, nor expensive creams, nor the distinction of costliness of their finery. I know the problem lies elsewhere. I don’t know where. I only know it isn’t where women think.”
― Marguerite Duras, The Lover
HE is the wisest, who has school’d his mind To adopt the current of the ruling wind. Blow whence it will, prepared for all event, With fortune’s dispensations .e’er content. Who with discernment both in time and place, Bends his opinion with a cheerful grace ; To him unknown the troubles which impart The constant fever of the stubborn heart.
Ek to nayana mad bhare, duje anjan stir Ai bauri koi det hai matwdre hathiyar. Your eyes are full of intoxicating wine. You increase their power by applying antimony. Stupid ! does any one ever place a weapon in the hands of a drunkard ?
foto – jamberoo 2010
“I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.”
foto – new baby 2010