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'Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass... it is about learning to dance in the rain.' –
 
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Dec 16 07 5:50 AM

"You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter. Too much is the same as not enough. Without imitating anyone else, you should have as much weaponry as suits you." — Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)

"The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Whenever you parry, hit, spring, strike or touch the enemy's cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement. It is essential to attain this. If you think only of hitting, springing, striking or touching the enemy, you will not be able actually to cut him." — Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)

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Dec 16 07 5:45 PM

Thanks,  Em!  Excellent idea!

Ah, Ches, you are truly a gem.  


"Someone immortal who cares for you will make a fair wind blow."  Odyssey Book XV

"Ah, music.  A magic beyond all we do here."  Dumbledore Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"If the world were a logical place, men would ride sidesaddle."  Rita Mae Brown 

"I hate quotations.  Tell me what you know."  Ralph Waldo Emerson  :D



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Dec 17 07 1:34 AM

Quote:  "Nous sommes touts Sauvages."  ("We are all savages.")

Story:  I am taking a class on Native American history to 1776, specifically, regarding this quote, the time of the French trappers in the pays d'en haut territory around the Great Lakes area.  The renegade trappers, known as the coureurs de bois (men of the woods) that were outside the conge's system (or licensed trappers) were a great fear to the French authorities.  They truly thought they were metamorphosing into "savages," or Native  Americans- as the ignorant vernacular of the day went.  Of course, the French trappers totally misunderstood the Native American system as one "without rules."  Anyway, the trappers who frequented La Salle's fort destroyed it when he was gone, stealing everything, and leaving the above quotation tacked to the door.  :D

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Jan 16 08 8:52 PM

Old Maori Proverbs

  • Ui mai koe ki ahau he aha te mea nui o te ao, Māku e kī atu he tangata, he tangata, he tangata!
    • Translation: "Ask me what is the greatest thing in the world, I will reply: It is people, it is people, it is people!

  • Kaore te kumara e korero mo tona ake reka
  • The kumara nevers talks about how sweet it is.
    • Translation: Do not boast of your own endeavours.

  • E iti noa ana, na te aroha
    • Translation: Though my present be small, my love goes with it

  • Toitü he whenua, whatungarongaro he tangata
    • Translation: Land is permanent, man disappears.

  • He iti wai köwhao waka e tahuri te waka
    • It may only be a small storm yet a successful outcome is imminent.

  • He mahi kai te taonga
    • Survival is the treasured goal.

  • Ka mate käinga tahi, ka ora käinga rua
    • There is more than one way to achieve an objective.

  • Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa
    • Let us keep close together, not far apart.

  • He tini nga whetu e ngaro I te kapua iti
    • Translation: Many stars cannot be concealed by a small cloud.

  • He taonga nō te whenua me hoki anō ki te whenua
    • Translation: What is given by the land should return to the land

  • Whaia te iti kahurangi. Ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei
    • Seek success in life. Should you bow, let it be to a lofty mountain.

  • Kia mate ururoa, kei mate wheke
    • Fight like a shark, not like an octopus.

Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Jan 16 08 9:34 PM

"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them."

 "The Shootist, 1977"

(What else would you expect from a old country boy like me??)


 RJ

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Jan 16 08 9:53 PM

Nice quote RJ!

These are some of the things I used to hear a lot from my parents, grandparents etc as a kid.   Of course they were all "country people" born and bred.

Make hay while the sun shines.

Time waits for no man.

It's like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

Good fences make good neighbours.

A fool and their money are soon parted.

Idle hands are the devil’s playmates.

It’ll take a month of Sundays to fatten that up.

A leopard never changes it’s spots.

The devil takes care of his own.

Hard work never killed anyone.

God helps those who help themselves.

He even lies when the truth would do just as well.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

He’s madder than a March hare.

Running around like a headless rooster.

It’s always darkest before the dawn.

There’s never enough hours in the day.

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

A woman’s work is never done.
 
 

Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Jan 16 08 10:52 PM

The only stupid question is the one not asked. ( Thats my saying alll the time! Hehe)

Well aren't you just a fun little lollipop triple dipped in psycho......

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Jan 16 08 11:58 PM

       Heres one my moms dad used to say alot...................


      Sin has many Tools...........
      But a lie's a Handle that fit's them ALL

       And my Favorite   (I allways remember everytime I am in the barn)

       A farting Horse Never Tires
       A farting man is the man to Hire  

RJ

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Jan 17 08 12:19 AM

hehe, those are great guys! 

Here's a funny one my father says over and over.  "Never employ a man who wears baggy pants".

Evidently the "old wisdom" was that you can't do an honest day's work if your clothes don't fit properly, hence a man in baggy pants was someone "not used to working".

Oh and years ago if a man got a woman pregnant and they were unmarried they'd say "his foot slipped on the doorstep",   That was "code" for "she's pregnant and they ain't married", but they soon will be! wink  Of course after the rushed wedding the child was then "premature".

There were a lot of premature babies back then................wink


Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Jan 17 08 1:59 AM

Shall I not see that to live is to have relinquished
beauty to the sequestration of the dark,
and yet that the spirit of man, benighted, vanquished,
has folded wings, and shall use them as the lark


into the sun beyond the cold clouds flinging
her desperate hope, not reaching where she has striven
but soaring forever beyond herself, and singing
high above earth as she is low in heaven?


Shall I not confess that mine own evil humour
and not man’s failure forged this black despair,
and, while I wept, high up the golden rumour
of the lark ascending fringed the quiet air?


From the Uncelestial City, Humbert Wolfe


~~~


The Old Knight


His golden locks time to silver turned;
O time too swift, O swiftness never ceasing;
His youth 'gainst time and age hath ever spurned,
But spurned in vain; youth waneth by increasing;
Beauty, strength, youth, are flowers but fading seen;
Duty, faith, love are roots, and ever green.


His helmet now shall make a hive for bees;
And, lovers' sonnets turned to holy psalms,
A man-at-arms must now serve on his knees,
And feed on prayers, which are age's alms;
But though from court to cottage he depart,
His saint is sure of his unspotted heart.


 And when he saddest sits in homely cell,
He'll teach his swains this carol for a song;
"Blest be the hearts that wish my sovereign well,
Curst be the souls that think her any wrong."
Goddess, allow this aged man his right,
To be your beadsman now, that was your knight. 


~ George Peele


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I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
 
 
 - Victor Hugo


 

To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.
 
  - Victor Hugo, Les Miserables


 

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
 
  - Victor Hugo, 'Histoire d'un crime,' 1852

The Great Spirit is everywhere; he hears whatever is in our minds and our hearts, and it is not necessary to speak to Him in a loud voice. - Black Elk, Lakota

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Jan 17 08 7:05 AM

"Some people are like Slinkies.They aren't really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs."
— Patricia Briggs

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Jan 17 08 10:09 AM

As kids, when we were acting a bit to smart for our boots, Dad would say, "You could do wonders with a box of eggs and a stick." I still don't get it.


Other than that, the old classics-


"Ask yourself, do you feel lucky"


"I'll be back"


"Hasta la vista, baby"












Power to the Peoples, man

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Jan 17 08 10:27 AM

Hmm, I don't get the eggs and stick one either, ab.

I thought of a funny one tonight I hadn't remembered for a while.   My father was making a heck of a mess in the kitchen and he was driving me nuts (or more nuts).

I remember how my mother, grandmother, aunts, great aunts etc always used to say, "Never let a man in your kitchen!".


Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Jan 17 08 7:00 PM

hahaha. you guys are funny!

Of course then there was,

There's too many cooks in the kitchen

Many hands make light work

Scarce as hen's teeth.

Pushing up daisies.  (dead).

On the pigs back.  (living high)

Could eat a horse and chase it's rider.  (hungry).

Like a dog's breakfast (a mess).

Rattle your dags.  (hurry up).

To charge like a wounded bull.  (way too high a price).

Running around like a blue-arsed fly.  (running around madly).

Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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