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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby helptheherd » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:36 pm

I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body - you lent me your dream
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"Love one another as I have loved you" -Jesus
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" -Einstein
"Energy Equals Timeheat" - D.R.
"Existence Equals Belief in Higher Power" - D.R.
"Belief in Higher Power Equals Love" - D.R.
"Nothing and Something Equals Love and Evil" - D.R.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:51 pm

If you linger to curse the snake that bit you, you will die from its poison.--me.
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:34 pm

Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll gladly listen.Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively,but don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect you don't understand.
-Unk.


Faith and hope will always cancel out experience and guide one back into the old track to repeat the same old mistakes.
--Unk
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:42 pm

The truth is this. When a man is riding by night through this desert and something happens to make him loiter and lose touch with his companions - he hears Spirits talking in such a way that they seem to be his companions. Often these voices make him stray from the path, so that he never finds it again.
- Marco Polo, The Travels
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:14 pm

"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."--Sherlock Holmes (Sir A. C. Doyle)
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:33 pm

"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."--Sigmund Freud
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:06 pm

" A mind is like a diaper. Both need changing often--and for the same reason."-- Woody Allen
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:19 pm

The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Natural History of Intellect (1893)


One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.
Carl Sagan
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:21 pm

The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend.
Irish Proverb

The dog that's always on the go, is better than the one that's always curled up.
Irish Proverb
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:37 pm

Enjoy these little wisdom gems to ponder...

"A real friend never gets in your way - unless you happen to be on the way down."
Dr Wayne Dyer


One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese Proverb


"Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.
Japanese Proverb


A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on.
French Proverb


Every seed knows its time.
Russian Proverb


Faults are thick where love is thin.
Danish Proverb


If you ever need a helping hand you'll find one at the end of your arm.
Yiddish Proverb


The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.
Yiddish Proverb


If and When were planted and Nothing grew.
Turkish Proverb


A lake forms drop by drop.
Turkish Proverb


He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.
Turkish Proverb
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:45 pm

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song!!!!
Chinese Proverb
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:19 pm

"Though pedantry denies,
It's plain the Bible means
That Solomon grew wise
While talking to his queens. " --W. B. Yeats
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby jonquil » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:08 pm

Ierrellus wrote:"Though pedantry denies,
It's plain the Bible means
That Solomon grew wise
While talking to his queens. " --W. B. Yeats



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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Jayson » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:12 am

"Realize that you should be figuring out your patterns."
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:02 pm

A wise man has doubts even in his best moments. Real truth is always accompanied by hesitations. If I could not hesitate, I could not believe-
Henry David Thoreau
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:07 pm

The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.”
Pablo Picasso
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:43 pm

The wise man knows how to run his life so that contemplation is Possible.
Gabriel Marcel
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:05 pm

Man is not the lord of beings. Man is the shepherd of Being.
Martin Heidegger
Beautiful...
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:47 pm

And what is mind And how is it recognized? If I clearly draw In sumi ink, the sound Of breezes drifting through pine Is all that is seen.
- Ikkyu Sojun
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Fri May 27, 2011 3:26 pm

Brevity is often the soul of confusion, not wit.
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri May 27, 2011 3:41 pm

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain? Khalil Gibran


I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Khalil Gibran
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:33 pm

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life--music and cats." Albert Schwietzer
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:04 pm

I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
Albert Schweitzer


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:13 pm

By Dogen Zenji...
Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.

When we discover that the truth is already in us, we are all at once our original selves.

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.
“How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?”
― William Blake


“Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing:
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath:
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die”
― William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience


“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”
― William Blake
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:16 pm

"We are part of the Earth and it is part of us. This we know. The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth."--Chief Seattle
"We must love one another or die." W.H.Auden
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