Too many hands will row the boat up a mountain. Japanese.

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When asked, “What news from the sea?” The fish replied “I have a lot to say, but my mouth is full of water.” Armenian Proverb.

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Ireland "Good fences make good neighbours"

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“How well I have learned that there is no
fence to sit on between heaven and hell.
There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in
that chasm is no place for any man. -“
Johnny Cash

FOTO -ARMIDALE FENCES 2006

 

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The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t. Douglas Adam.

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There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be. Irish Saying

FOTO – THE FREDERICK ON THE TWEED 2005

 

AMY BLOOM: Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.

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In the end, of course, like the sea to a sandcastle, time sweeps over marriage, whether through death or betrayal. The bit of respite marriage affords is, however, all the Eden one needs for happiness. Or is likely to get.

FOTO – SANDERS-BELL WEDDING OCT 23 1948 SYDNEY

Every garden may have some weeds. English Proverb

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Flowers and fruits are always fit presents; flowers, because they are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all of the utilities of the world. These gay natures contrast with the somewhat stern countenance of ordinary nature: they are like music heard out of a work-house.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

FOTO – FLOWERS BY MAD O’BRIAN

 

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When Catholicism goes bad it becomes the religion of amulets and holy places and priestcraft: Protestantism, in its corresponding decay, becomes a vague mist of ethical platitudes. C.S. LEWIS.

FOTO – KALANG NSW 2008

 

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On the first day of Christmas My good mate sent to me A kookaburra in a gum tree

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Armful of chairs: Something some people would not know whether you were up them with or not. Bonzer: Beaut, extra grouse and fanbloody-tastic. Cripes: Jeez. Dip around, A: An activity, usually contemptuous, in which a group of chefs immerse their virile members in a plate of vichyssoise. Kookaburra’s Khyber, as dry as a: A condition of the throat prior to the ingurgitation of ice cold lager. Spit out the plum, to: To abandon an English accent. Xenophobia: A love of Australia. -Barry Humphries

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"Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will forever exist, universally among Mankind." Thomas Carlyle

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There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.

Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962. (1908 – 1989)

FOTO – NEW ITALY NORTHERN NSW 2008

 

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It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides. George Sand.

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A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.

FOTO – RAINBOW BAY QLD.

 

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Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get. William Lowe Bryan

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If you study to remember, you will forget, but, If you study to understand, you will remember.

FOTO –  FULTON’S CLASSICAL ACADEMY CASTLEREAGH 1ITH CENTURY NSW.

 

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