If you let everyone walk over you, you become a carpet. (Bulgarian)

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
  And sorry I could not travel both
  And be one traveler, long I stood
  And looked down one as far as I could
  To where it bent in the undergrowth;
  Then took the other, as just as fair,
  And having perhaps the better claim,
  Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
  Though as for that the passing there
  Had worn them really about the same,
  And both that morning equally lay
  In leaves no step had trodden black.
  Oh, I kept the first for another day!
  Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
  I doubted if I should ever come back.
  I shall be telling this with a sigh
  Somewhere ages and ages hence:
  Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
  I took the one less traveled by,
  And that has made all the difference.

ROBERT FROST.

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/4172-Robert-Frost-The-Road-Not-Taken

 

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Better to walk before a hen than behind an ox. (French)

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Glaziers, when carrying glass, have to walk carefully 
and slowly. When they have got rid of their load they 
make up for lost time

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Ne faut prcndre de son ami tout ce qu’on pent. Friends are like fiddle-strings, they must not be screwed too tight.

"French idioms and proverbs : a companion to Deshumbert’s "Dictionary of difficulties""

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Je suis en pays de connaissance = I am among 
people I know, among old friends. 

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One who tries to hide with a dog, a child, a goat, or a person with a cold, will not remain hidden.

ETHOPIAN PROVERB.

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And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of Children."
And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

KHALIL GIBRAIN.

http://oldpoetry.com/opoem/13488-Khalil-Gibran-Children-Chapter-IV

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.

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ANXIETY, Useless. Bulstrode Whitlock, Cromwell’s envoy to Sweden, was one night so disturbed in mind over the state of his nation, that he could not sleep. His servant, ob- serving it, said, " Pray, sir, will you give me leave to ask you a question ? " — " Certainly." — " Do you think that God governed the world very well before you came into it ? " — " Undoubtedly." — " And do you not think that he will govern the world quite as well when you are gone out of it ? " — " Certainly." — " Then, pray, sir, excuse me : do you not think that you may trust him to govern it as long as you live ? " No answer could be given, and composure and sleep followed.

New cyclopaedia of illustrations

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Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend. Jean De La Fontaine 1621-1695, French Poet

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3106. FAITH, and Love. Some naturalists desired to obtain the wild-flowers that grew on the side of a dangerous gorge in the Scotch Highlands. They offered a boy a liberal sum to descend by a rope, and get them. He looked at the money, thought of the danger, and replied, " I will, if my father will hold the rope." With unshrinking nerves, he suffered his father to put the rope about him, lower him into that abyss, and to suspend him there while he filled his little basket with the coveted flowers.

New cyclopaedia of illustrations

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Many were the gracious promises which came to her remembrance.

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ABSTINENCE, as a Remedy. An elderly gentleman, accustomed to indulge, entered the room of a certain Inn, where sat a grave friend by the fire. Lifting a pair of green spectacles upon his forehead, rubbing his inflamed eyes, and calling for hot brandy and water, he complained that "his eyes were getting weaker and weaker, and that even spectacles didn’t seem to do them any good." — "I’ll tell thee, friend," replied the Quaker, " what I think. If thee was to wear thy spectacles over thy mouth for a few months, thy eyes would get round again."

New cyclopaedia of illustrations adapted to Christian teaching embracing mythology, analogies, legends, parables, emblems, metaphors, similies, allegories proverbs; classic, historic, and religious anecdotes, etc."

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Joys do not happen to the rich alone

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Cic. Fam. 5, 12, 4. — It is pleasant to recall in happier days the troubles of the past.

Classical and foreign quotations, a polyglot manual of historical and literary sayings, noted passages in poetry and prose, phrases, proverbs, and bons mots;"

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The wish is father to the thought.

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In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.

Alfred Hitchcock. 

Classical and foreign quotations, a polyglot manual of historical and literary sayings, noted passages in poetry and prose, phrases, proverbs, and bons mots;"

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Le monde est le livre des femmes. The world is the book of women .

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For men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, But women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell. Tennyson, Merlin and Vivien.

"Classical and foreign quotations, a polyglot manual of historical and literary sayings, noted passages in poetry and prose, phrases, proverbs, and bons mots;"

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I went to the crossroads, fell down on my knees I went to the crossroads, fell down on my knees Asked the Lord above, have mercy now, save poor Bob if you please

Crossroads Blues

From the November 27, 1936 recording session in San Antonio, Texas.

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Can a man of thought and spirit be harnessed thus, and trudge along, like a pack-horse, in a deep, stinking, muddy road, when he may frisk it over the beauteous lawns, or lose himself, agreeably, in the shady, verdant mazes of unrestrained contemplation

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