A country could be hedged round about, but not the tongue. Sinhalese.

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A wise enemy is worthy of more respect than a foolish friend.

Athetha wakya deepanya, or, A collection of Sinhalese proverbs, maxims, fables &c. (1880)

foto-nsw/queensland border at tweed heads/coolangatta 2008

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Follow the river and you will get to the sea.

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No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.

AFRICAN.

foto – 2008 point danger – the mouth of the tweed

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Blush like a black dog.

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If man were relieved of all superstition, and all prejudice, and had replaced these with a keen sensitivity to his real environment, and moreover had achieved a level of communication so simplified that one syllable could express his every thought, then he would have achieved the level of intelligence already achieved by his dog. 

Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

http://www.quotegarden.com/human.html

foto – Charlie in Armidale 2009

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Big churches, little saints. German.

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ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING:

God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in it.

foto- anglican cathedral church grafton july 09

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One cannot ring the bells and walk in the procession. French.

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The great church bells rarely sound, the full cask returns no sound.

(A proverb of the Chinese directed against babblers for whom they have a great aversion)

"Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages:

 

foto – the silver bell from jack-a-dandy,ulmarra. july 09.

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He that would have a bad morning let him walk out in a fog after a frost.

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Mystery magnifies danger as the fog does the sun.

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and … (1887)

foto-Ulmarra Timber Mill on Coldstream Street. Winter’s morning 09.

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A fog cannot be dispelled by a fan. Japanese

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Why does a virtuous man take delight in the landscapes? Because the din of the dusty world and the locked-in-ness of human habitations are what human nature habitually abhors; while on the contrary, haze, mist, and the haunting spirits of the mountains are what human nature seeks, and yet can rarely find.
Kuo His

http://www.great-quotes.com/cgi-bin/viewquotes.cgi?keyword=MIST&action=search

FOTO- clarence river at ulmarra in winter mist july 2009

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When sheep pass laws to eat only grass the wolf doesn’t care.

http://www.parowanprophet.com/Great_Seal/Aug_95_Prophets_Proverbs.htm

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The cow is milked, not the ox ; the sheep is shorn, not the horse. Dan

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and … (1887)

foto – sheep on coldstream street july ‘09

Proverb of the Faroe Islands (”The Sheeps Islands”)

HE WHO WOULD REST, MUST WORK.

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The sleep of the labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. Ecdes, Y, 11.)

foto – lawnmowing in  Ulmarra 09

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