The Easy Roads Are Crowded
The easy roads are crowded,
And the level roads are jammed;
The pleasant little rivers
With the drifting folks are crammed.
But off yonder where it’s rocky,
Where you get a better view,
You will find the ranks are thinning
And the travellers are few.
Edgar A Guest
foto – Tumbulgum 2008
You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes.
foto – shoes in Murwillumbah 2008
A fool looks for dung where the cow never browsed.
FOTO – ulmarra 2009
He kuku tangai nui he kaka kai honihoni.
A pigeon bolts its food, a parrot eats it bit by bit.
Proverbs of the Maori
FOTO –mandarine picking in ulmarra 2009
PROVERBS AND SAYINGS OF
THE GREAT DARK HORDE
Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise.
foto of magpie on the fence in coldstream street 2009
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
foto tree at minnie water 2009
Led astray by fairies or goblins. "When a man has got a wee drap ower muckle whuskey, misses his way home, and gets miles out of his direct course, he tells a tale of excuse and whiles lays the blame on the innocent pixies"
KEIGHTLEY’S "Fairy Mythology"
TITLE FROM "Curiosities in Proverbs: A Collection of Unusual Adages, Maxims, Aphorisms, Phrases and Other …"
foto – izzy foreal and nellibell49 at the turkish cafe in coolangatta 2009
Moral Emblems, with Aphorisms, Adages, and Proverbs, of All Ages and Nations"
Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
foto – 2009 kitchen of forealty towers izzy foreal and kati b.
FEAR IS A GREAT INVENTOR.
When we have reached the summit of a vain ambition, we have only reached a
pinnacle where we have nothing to hope, but everything to fear. — Colton. Lacon.
The worst interpreter of things be Fear !
Moral Emblems, with Aphorisms, Adages, and Proverbs, of All Ages and Nations” 1860
foto – Tweed River near Condong. NSW.
Wine measurably drunk, and in reason, bringeth gladness of heart and cheerfulness of the mind ; but wine drunken with excess maketh bitterness of the mind — diminishes strength, and maketh wounds. — Ecclesiasticus xxxi. 28, 30.
foto-coldstream street 2009
GOD STEPS IN AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME.
GOD STEPS IN AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME.
For any delays or poor presentation on this blog, I do apologise. The Vodafone problems have recurred giving me minimal access to my sites. Steps are underway to change ISPs and work can then resume. Again, O Loyal Followers, bear with me. I have plenty of new material to add. Yrs , nellibell49.
Magic will come out of logical sanity.
In Gaelic Proverbs there is plain and consistent inculcation of the virtues of Truthfulness. Honesty, Fidelity, Self-restraint, Self-esteem, Sense of Honour, Courage, Caution, in word and deed. Generosity, Hospitality, Courtesy, Peaceableness, Love of Kindred,
Patience, Promptness, Industry, Providence. There are none to be found excusing or recommending Selfishness, Cunning, Time-serving, or any other form of vice or
"A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"
foto – bilambil cottage garden 2008
Say unto wisdom, "Thou art my sister !" And call understanding thy near ac quaintance.
The Proverbs. School edition (1890)
foto – WIDE RIVER CAFE ULMARRA 2009
“One reason for doing the right thing today is tomorrow.”
The Alcoholic builds castles in the air and WE try to live in them and wonder why we keep falling out.
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 ?
Said in self – consolation when a complete and unexpected change takes place.
It is the peculiarity of the eye to witness all vicissitudes of life.
If benighted, go where the dog barks and not where the light is seen.
foto –yamba light 2008
First eat (lit. put inside you) four mouthfuls, then think of deities and ancestral heroes.
foto – bilambil 2008
"Behar Proverbs, Classified and Arranged According to Their Subject-matter"
London-bridge was made for wise men to go over, and fools to go under.
foto – Ilnam Estate Winery 2009