Tag Archives: PROVERBS

Weather, wind, women, and fortune, change like the moon.

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What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

Thomas Merton

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Animals are such agreeable friends — they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

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To everybody's prejudice I know a thing or two; 
I can tell a woman's age in half a minute— 

and I do. 

Yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man ! 

And I can't think why

One day an Eskimo sitting in his kayak got chilly; but when he lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving that you can’t have your kayak… and heat it too.

http://www.oklahomaroadtrips.com/Paddler-Quotes.htm

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My favourite little journey was white water rafting. Have ya been? If you haven’t been, just take an ice cold shower and hit yourself with a bag. It’s the same thing.

http://www.rodneyohebsion.com/quotes-proverbs.htm

A wise man doesn’t see his foot on the ground, he watches his next step.

http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Proverbs/Ilocano.html

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Eileen Caddy

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.

The way a donkey expresses gratitude is by giving someone a bunch of kicks.

http://quotations.about.com/od/proverbs/a/swahilipro.htm

 

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If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys.

(Gambia)

Contrary breeze ah mek crow and eagle light on one line.

When there is trouble, enemies are sometimes forced to get together to solve problems.

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

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We are part of the earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers.

http://www.stevenredhead.com/Native/

As I said, I began losing confidence in my instincts, which is tough and very bad for an instinctive person.

Kim Novak

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A child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom?

http://quotations.about.com/od/proverbs/a/swahilipro.htm

“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold, but so does a hard-boiled egg.”

http://www.everythingeggs.ca/2009/07/egg-quotes-and-proverbs/

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We can see a thousand miracles around us every day.

What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?”


 S. Parkes Cadman

You must act as if it is impossible to fail.

~Ghanaian

http://www.gadel.info/2011/03/ghanaian-and-nigerian-proverbs.html

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Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.

THE FOX NEVER FOUND A BETTER MESSENGER THAN HIMSELF

http://homepage.tinet.ie/~kthomas/proverbs.htm

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One day the lion, the wolf and the fox went out hunting together. They caught a wild ass, a gazelle and a hare. The lion spoke to the wolf, “Mr. Wolf, you may divide the venison for us today.” The wolf said, “I would have thought it best, Sire, that you should have the ass and my friend the fox should take the hare; as for me, I shall be content to take only the gazelle.” On hearing this the lion was furious. He raised his mighty paw and struck the wolf on the head. The wolf’s skull was cracked, so he died. Whereupon the lion spoke to the fox, “Now you may try and divide our meal better. ” The fox spoke solemnly, “The ass will be your dinner, Sire, the gazelle will be your Majesty’s supper and the hare will be your breakfast for tomorrow morning.” Surprised, the lion asked him, “When did you learn so much wisdom?” Said the fox, “When I heard the wolf’s skill cracking.”
– Nubian (Sudan) Fable

http://whiteafrican.com/quotes-proverbs/

If you sit by a river long enough, you’ll see the body of your enemy float by.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=571777

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“At first, I saw mountains as mountains and rivers as rivers. Then, I saw mountains were not mountains and rivers were not rivers. Finally, I see mountains again as mountains, and rivers again as rivers.”

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Zen_proverbs

If yuh nah get wing, nah ah guh a bird sport.

If you feel that you do not belong somewhere you should not go there. Also, if you are unable to do something, you should not do it.

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

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“Like a parakeet, that says what he knows but doesn’t know what he says”

There are as many paths as there are travellers.

http://www.bravosolutions.com/travel_proverbs.php

 

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“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.”

– D. H. Lawrence

He who digs a pit for others must invariably fall into it.

http://www.motherlandnigeria.com/proverbs.html

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You are lifted. Out of whatever pit, unbound from whatever tie, released from whatever fear. You are lifted and you see it all from above.” 


~ Fransesca Marciano, “Rules of the Wild”

http://www.glimpsesofafrica.com/african-quotes–proverbs.html

A fly that dances carelessly in front of a spider’s web, risks the wrath of the spider’s teeth.

(African Proverb)

http://www.inspirationalstories.com/proverbs/t/about-spider/

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In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled. 

~Paul Eldridge

“Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.”

— Winston Churchill

http://www.leadershipnow.com/disciplinequotes.html

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Help me, so that I can help you, so that we can climb the mountain.

http://www.geocities.jp/nomonomogreek/Proverbs/Proverbs.htm

An arch never sleeps.

http://www.inspirationalstories.com/proverbs/indian-an-arch-never-sleeps/

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Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.Erich Maria Remarque, “Arch of Triumph”