Category Archives: WORDS

In an ant colony dew is a flood.

IRAN

http://bijlmakers.com/entomology/proverbs_insects_2.htm

 

 

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“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. 
I am haunted by waters.” 

― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories

No reply is best

It is often advisable not to give any answer. Don’t say no. Don’t say yes. Say nothing.

http://www.englishclub.com/ref/Sayings/Talking/

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I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.

from the Fox-”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Any good thing you say to me shall not be forgotten. I shall carry it as near to my heart as my children, and it shall be as often on my tongue as the name of the Great Spirit.

Chief Ten Bears

http://www.experiencefestival.com/native_american_indian_quotes

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There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom travelled,
which leads to an unknown, secret place.
The old people came literally to love the soil,
and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of
being close to a mothering power.
Their teepees were built upon the earth
and their altars were made of earth.
The soul was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.
That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of
propping himself up and away from its life giving forces.
For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply
and to feel more keenly. He can see more clearly into the mysteries of
life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

http://www.sapphyr.net/natam/quotes-nativeamerican.htm

 

Why do you look so sad? Because you speak to me in words and I look at you with feelings.

Ferdinard, Marianne:

http://www.whosdatedwho.com/tpx_641626/pierrot-le-fou/quotes

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Decapitation
The moon,
a polished scimitar
Upon a black and silken
cushion,
So strangely large
hangs menacing
Through sorrow’s
gloomy night.
Pierrot wandering restlessly
Stares upon high
in anguished fear
Of the moon,
the polished scimitar
Upon a black
and silken cushion,
Like leaves of aspen
are his knees,
Swooning
he falters,
then collapses.
He thinks:
the hissing vengeful steel
Upon his neck will
fall in judgement,
The moon,
a polished scimitar

Being gentle means forgiving yourself when you mess up.

” We should learn from our mistakes, but we shouldn’t beat the tar out of ourselves over them. The past is just that, past. Learn what went wrong and why. Make amends if you need to. Then drop it and move on.
—Sean Covey

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The Power of Speech

Judaism is intensely aware of the power of speech and of the harm that can be done through speech. The rabbis note that the universe itself was created through speech. Of the 43 sins enumerated in the Al Cheit confession recited on Yom Kippur, 11 are sins committed through speech. The Talmud tells that the tongue is an instrument so dangerous that it must be kept hidden from view, behind two protective walls (the mouth and teeth) to prevent its misuse.

The harm done by speech is even worse than the harm done by stealing or by cheating someone financially: money lost can be repaid, but the harm done by speech can never be repaired. For this reason, some sources indicate that there is no forgiveness for lashon ha-ra (disparaging speech). This is probably hyperbole, but it illustrates the seriousness of improper speech. A Chasidic tale vividly illustrates the danger of improper speech: A man went about the community telling malicious lies about the rabbi. Later, he realized the wrong he had done, and began to feel remorse. He went to the rabbi and begged his forgiveness, saying he would do anything he could to make amends. The rabbi told the man, “Take a feather pillow, cut it open, and scatter the feathers to the winds.” The man thought this was a strange request, but it was a simple enough task, and he did it gladly. When he returned to tell the rabbi that he had done it, the rabbi said, “Now, go and gather the feathers. Because you can no more make amends for the damage your words have done than you can recollect the feathers.”

Speech has been compared to an arrow: once the words are released, like an arrow, they cannot be recalled, the harm they do cannot be stopped, and the harm they do cannot always be predicted, for words like arrows often go astray.

http://www.jewfaq.org/speech.htm

Even if your words are a lie, your eyes always tell the truth.

Libby Saumur.

http://www.midnightangel308.com/eye_quote.htm

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It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses

 

 

Macaw ask parrot if mango ripe, he say one, one.

http://www.guyana.org/proverbs.html

You should not tell everything. Room should be left to others to find out some things for themselves.

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“To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.”

― Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes

Keep your words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.

http://www.developingteachers.com/quotes/q1.htm

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“It seems that most the world is driven by the eye, right? They design cities to look great but they always sound horrible. They design telephones to look great, but they sound horrible. I think it was about time that the other senses were celebrated.”

― Björk

Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

― Becca Chopra, The Chakra Diaries

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Taking the first step with the good thought, the second with the good word, and the third with the good deed, I enter paradise.

http://www.worldofquotes.com/proverb/Persian/2/index.html

The robin and the wren are God’s cock and hen; the martin and the swallow are God’s mate and marrow.

Tanzanian

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“Words

Be careful of words,
even the miraculous ones.
For the miraculous we do our best,
sometimes they swarm like insects
and leave not a sting but a kiss.
They can be as good as fingers.
They can be as trusty as the rock
you stick your bottom on.
But they can be both daisies and bruises.
Yet I am in love with words.
They are doves falling out of the ceiling.
They are six holy oranges sitting in my lap.
They are the trees, the legs of summer,
and the sun, its passionate face.
Yet often they fail me.
I have so much I want to say,
so many stories, images, proverbs, etc.
But the words aren’t good enough,
the wrong ones kiss me.
Sometimes I fly like an eagle
but with the wings of a wren.
But I try to take care
and be gentle to them.”
― Anne Sexton

Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.”

— Danielle Steel

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“My dad is much too smart and complicated to ever express himself through brute violence, but he had a bad temper under the influence. When he was drunk, he’d act out by making inappropriate comments at the expense of those in his presence. Needless to say, he burned many bridges that way.”

― Slash with Anthony Bozza

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

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Mary Schmich
Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with those who are reckless with yours.

As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have least with are the greatest babblers.

-Plato

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“There comes a time in every life when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn to know the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.”

― Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

A strange volume of real life in the daily packet of the postman. Eternal love and instant payment!”

Douglas Jerrold

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“The six squares of our love didn’t add up to a cube. Still, I took the oddly-shaped box down to the post office and tried to mail it into the future, when I’d be more prepared to open it.
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― Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I’ve ever written, and it still sucks

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.

 

 

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 – 1890

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“Shut up, you fat water buffalo, rolling in the mud of other people’s lives, is what she wanted to say. But she bit her tongue and reminded herself of how Mrs. Mahmoud had held her hand through Abdul’s birth, which made her think that if she had found strength enough to push him out, she could hold her meanest comments in. At this moment, it seemed harder.”

― Amy Waldman, The Submission