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It is much easier to earn a lot of money than to find a bosom friend.

http://www.hanban.com/chinese-culture/chinese-proverbs/chinese-proverbs-friendship.html

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MEMBER’S POEM: A FRIEND

A faithful friend is hard to find’

Who’ll stand through thick and thin, ]

But  my ‘ ‘dog, ‘Dutch,

‘ is just ‘the kind

Who’d do that sort of thing.

She’s just a ‘Cairn terrier pup,

‘ As full of mischief as can, be.

With ears and tail cocked up so bold

As straight as one can see.

Two gleaming eyes, a cold, ‘wet ‘nose,

She stands there all agog,

A tiny bark, a wagging- tail

And that is ‘Dutch,’ my dog.

 

Good advice once was worth a camel; now that it is free of charge, no one takes it. Lebanese

http://creativeproverbs.com/cgi-bin/sql_search3cp.cgi?boolean=and&field=all&frank=all&keyword=camel

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  • At twenty a man will be a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy a monkey, and at eighty nothing.
    Spanish

 

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”

– Woodrow Wilson

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“The universe contains any amount of horrible ways to be woken up, such as the noise of the mob breaking down the front door, the scream of fire engines, or the realization that today is the Monday which on Friday night was a comfortably long way off.

A dog’s wet nose is not strictly speaking the worst of the bunch, but it has it’s own peculiar dreadfulness which connoisseurs of the ghastly and dog owners everywhere have come to know and dread. It’s like having a small piece of defrosting liver pressed lovingly against you.”

― Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

Then their little ferret faces Are peeking out to see That what they’ve stolen most Is the very heart of me!

http://www.angelfire.com/pa/adella/poem/poem3.html

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A Trip Across The Sea

If I had to pick but one thing To take across the sea I think I’d pick a ferret To go along with me

A ferret is more precious Than any other thing They can make you feel complete And get your soul to sing

And when that ferret and I Set sail across that sea We’ll fear no squall nor storm Together strong we’ll be

http://www.kwflatbed.com/ferretpoems.html

 

Nah because dog ah play with yuh he nah bite yuh.

Some people talk kindly to you but they are capable of hurting you.

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

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Dogs do not actually prefer bones to meat; it is just that no one ever gives them meat.

~ Akan

http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/

Beware of a silent dog and still water.

 – Latin

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“The distinction between sanity and insanity is narrower than a razor’s edge, sharper than a hound’s tooth, more agile than a mule deer. It is more elusive than the merest phantom. Perhaps it does not even exist; perhaps it is a phantom. ”

― Philip K. Dick, VALIS

 

 

Dog buy rum, cow drink am, hog in sty get drunk.

A matter may not concern someone, yet he or she gets involved.

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

“When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”

~George Bernard Shaw

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“I applied my reason at every moment. Reason is excellent for getting food, clothing and shelter. Reason is the very best tool kit. Nothing beats reason for keeping tigers away. But be excessively reasonable and you risk throwing out the universe with the bathwater.”

― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Gluttony Food was a communal resource, so gluttony was frowned on. A greedy person was said to have the mouth of the voracious kahawai fish,

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/korero-taiao-sayings-from-nature/page-2

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The Dreamings are our ancestors, no matter if they are fish, birds, men, women, animals, wind or rain. It was these Dreamings that made our Law. All things in our country have Law, they have ceremony and song, and they have people who are related to them

(c) Mussolini Harvey

http://www.indigiquotes.com/index.php/indigenous-quotes/dreamtime/70-white-people-ask-us-all-the-time-what-is-dreaming

“Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.”

Agatha Christie

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“YOU SEE THEM SOMETIMES.

They’re just out of the corner of your eye, when you’re not expecting them, and sometimes if you close your eyes very, very tightly, and open them quickly, there will be a quick flash of them behind your eyelids before they dissipate.

They are the echoes of deja vu, they are the regrets that are fleeting, they are that which you didn’t know you missed…

They are everywhere and nowhere.”

― Peter David, The Quiet Place

Always be fearless. Walk like lion, talk like pigeons, live like elephants and love like an infant child.”

― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

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The bigger the head the bigger the headaches

Cameroon.

http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/african-proverbs-choose-your?xg_source=activity

behind bars like lions in a menagerie, shorn of the fear factor through incarceration and captivity

http://www.skase.sk/Volumes/JLS05/pdf_doc/1.pdf

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“A frightening menagerie, my emotions are
Too many and varied to number
Like creatures they crawl and they fly above
Tearing my body asunder.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.”

― William Ralph Inge

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“The wolf lives right here. In this village”. He looked at the villages. “Among you. It is one of you.”

― Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Red Riding Hood