The boisterous wind makes a man gather his cloak closer about him ; the hot, silent sun makes him weary of so heavy a burden ; he soon does it off.

 

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What fear of the fire has pure gold ?

"Bannú: Or Our Afghan Frontier"

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Some people change when they see the light, others when they feelthe heat. Caroline Schroeder.

http://wisdom.mondocolorado.org/random/quotes26.htm

foto – smoke over dorrigo ranges

The man whom God disgraces is bitten by a dog from the back of a camel.

The same occurs in Persian and in Hindustani. The meaning is, that such a man meets with accidents from quarters where he least expected to encounter them.

"Bannú: Or Our Afghan Frontier"

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Substance is not enough, accident is also required.

Italian

http://www.special-dictionary.com/proverbs/keywords/substance/

foto – banner at the save bellingen hospital rally 15 may 2010