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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby jonquil » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:21 pm

Ierrellus wrote:When I was a child--one Sunday God and I skipped church and went for a dip in the crawdad hole.--Ierrellus


When we were little, I and my brothers and our friends used to love going down to Five Mile Creek to catch crawdads. I never thought of it as church, but it was fun. Imagine -- church fun. That's a concept that never really occurred to me before, but I don't see why God wouldn't be one for fun sometimes.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:17 pm

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Ierrellus wrote:When I was a child--one Sunday God and I skipped church and went for a dip in the crawdad hole.--Ierrellus


When we were little, I and my brothers and our friends used to love going down to Five Mile Creek to catch crawdads. I never thought of it as church, but it was fun. Imagine -- church fun. That's a concept that never really occurred to me before, but I don't see why God wouldn't be one for fun sometimes.

Church? Read Emily Dickenson.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby jonquil » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:29 pm

Ierrellus wrote:When I was a child--one Sunday God and I skipped church and went for a dip in the crawdad hole.--Ierrellus


Ierrellus wrote:
jonquil wrote:When we were little, I and my brothers and our friends used to love going down to Five Mile Creek to catch crawdads. I never thought of it as church, but it was fun. Imagine -- church fun. That's a concept that never really occurred to me before, but I don't see why God wouldn't be one for fun sometimes.

Ierrellus wrote:Church? Read Emily Dickenson.

I love Dickinson's poems. I have a very fluid and open idea of church these days. Sacred moments can occur anywhere. Besides, I have always loved the idea of the world as an open cathedral. It really came home to me at the end of a Tarkovsky movie, Nostalghia (I think).
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Jayson » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:19 pm

Watch the chatter in this thread please.
If we get inspired to discussion from this thread, please create a thread to carry out that discussion; this thread is aimed at just housing adages and proverbs without discussion of them in the thread.

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Bob Loblaw » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:40 am

Everyone has a plan. Until they get hit. - Mike Tyson

Decide that you want it more than you're afraid of it. - Bill Cosby

I learned a long time ago that one note can go a long way if it's the right one. - Les Paul

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. - Stephen Wright

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true. - Buddha

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. - Mark Twain

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. - Albert Einstein
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:23 pm

A mind is like a diaper. It needs changed often, and for the same reason.--Woody Allen
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:12 pm

It is better to eat meat and drink wine than to eat the flesh of one's brethren through slander.
Abba Hyperechius
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:15 pm

A man may seem to be silent, but if his heart is condemning others, he is babbling ceaselessly. But there may be another who talks from morning till night and yet he is truly silent, that is, he says nothing that is not profitable.
Abba Pimen
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:18 pm

'If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.'
Abbot Zeno
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:22 pm

If our bat is flying in our belfry and not our seagull, best, still, to let it fly.
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"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:26 pm

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when?
- Talmud
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:28 pm

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow.
The Talmud

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"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:32 pm

He that gives should not remember, he that receives should never forget.
The Talmud
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Tab » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:34 pm

We are that which is sensitive to initial conditions.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:34 pm

We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. :angelic-whiteflying:
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"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby helptheherd » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:17 am

Epigram from the French

Sir, I admit to your general rule
That every poet is a fool:
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
"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 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:34 pm

As he lay dying, Sam Clemens was asked if he had made his peace with God. Clemens responded, "I didn't know we were having an argument."
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Phemanderac » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:47 am

If you understand then things are as they are, if you do not understand then things are as they are...
Zen Proverb

Don't mess with Mrs Murphy...
Another one of Murphy's laws

No man can make a building worthy of a God
I think it was a Celtic/Druid saying, but I might be making that up 8-[

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Jayson » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:52 pm

Last word should have read, "are".
It was a typo.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Bluff » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:30 pm


Getting out of bed is not an accomplishment.
Taking a shit is not an accomplishment.
Place of birth is not an accomplishment.
Genetic inheritance is not an accomplishment.
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Jayson » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:37 pm

"The greatest accomplishment that any one human can achieve is to simply wake up in the morning. Everything else is extraordinary."
-Me


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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Bluff » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:14 pm


haha...maybe you are sick if you find it an accomplishment to swing your legs from beneath a blanket!
Get well soon.



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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:10 pm

It is not what you are called, but what you answer to.

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.


No matter how full the river, it still wants to grow.

The sun will shine on those who stand before it shines on those who kneel under them.

When the child falls the mother weeps; when the mother falls the child laughs. :lol:

African Proverbs
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Ierrellus » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:48 pm

"Remember that no matter how selfish, how cruel, how unfeeling you have been today, every time you take a breath, you make a flower happy."--Mort Sahl, as quoted by Lewontin (2000).
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Re: Adages & Proverbs

Postby Arcturus Descending » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:23 pm

The deepest sexual penetration is really but a shadow of the way in which the Universe may penetrate us if we but allow it by sitting quietly and trustingly before this Universe.
ARCTURUS RISING (me)
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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