“Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
MAKING A GARDEN
‘Tis time to go with spade and hoe
Into the yard to toil.
The shattered sash and other trash
Help fertilise the soil.
The broken glass which we amass
Ere springtime makes its bow
Will come in fine, as I opine.
For good top dressing now.
1912 ‘MAKING A GARDEN.’, Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 – 1954), 13 August, p. 5 Supplement: Unknown, viewed 25 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26122726
空手把鉏頭 Empty-handed I go and yet the spade is in my hands;
“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities, but of their advantages”
― Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Vol 1
Do not be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.
– William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
“That’s what was wrong with drinking too much. You became immune to drunken delights. There was no solace in liquor. Before you got happy, you collapsed.”
― Richard Matheson, I am Legend and Other Stories
― Henry David Thoreau
There’s no taking trout with dry breeches.
— Miguel De Cervantes
“Once you make a journey to a near impossible destination, you get to realize how everything and anything is possible”
― Luthfy Es-Haq
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
Malcolm X, Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power
"The fakir upon his bed of nails is happier than is that
Toughness of hide could blunt more ills,
Than can be dodged or fought,
The lesson is well taught.
And happiness, pivoted elate
On peace of mind, health, sleep,
Food kindered, good support like that
Knows to where wounds can creep
Or suddenly sink deep."
Robert D Fitzgerald. “Glad World”
When diet is wrong medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct medicine is of no need.
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