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Nicht en der wagon spuken. Don’t spit in the railway car.

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“While so much ill-treatment of animals goes on, while the moans of thirsty animals in railway trucks sound unheard, while so much brutality prevails in our slaughterhouses . . . we all bear guilt. Everything that lives has value as a living thing, as one of the manifestations of the mystery that is life.”
Albert Schweitzer

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foto – on the xpt heading south august 2010

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What vegetable did Noah not take on the ark? Leeks.

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Three of the worst things man ever did — to rise from food without grace ; to rise from his own wife to another man’s ; to rise from Mass without listening.

A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"

foto – vegies in bilambil 09

http://www.gardendigest.com/veget.htm

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.” Honore de Balzac.

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WOODEN SHIPS THEY are remembering forests where they grew,The midnight quiet, and the giant dance; And all the murmuring summers that they knew Are haunting still their altered circumstance. Leaves they have lost, and robins in the nest. Tug of the goodly earth denied to ships.

"Ships in harbour"

 

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foto – W.W. JACOBS COLLECTION COLDSTREAM STREET 2009

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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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NORTHERN BELLES A CALENDAR

A good fire can accommodate a large circle. Hislop.

Chinese. True gold fears not the fire.

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POORLY sits, richly warms.

Spoken when people sit on a low stool by the fire. Kelly.

The poor seat makes the rich warming. Gaelic.

The lowest seat is nearest the fire. Irish.

Lowly sit, richly warm.

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Boys must not have the ambitious care of men. Nor men the weak anxieties of age.

The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix Containing Proverbs …" 1882.

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Origin of Yew Trees being planted in Church Yards. Before the invention of gunpowder, and use of fire-arms, every parish in England was obliged to have yew trees in their church yards, the branches of which were made into bows for the use of the archers ; and to this it is owing that in many of those places we find yew trees still growing ; al- though the use of shooting with bows has long been discontinued in the armies of Europe.

"Curious Antiquities, Or, The Etymology of Many Remarkable Old Sayings, Proverbs, and Singular …"

A sweet cake in a rag. (Indian.) [Said of a rich person who is shabbily dressed, or an intelligent child in a stupid family.

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Nothing is thought rare
Which is not new, and follow’d; yet we know
That what was worn some twenty years ago
Comes into grace again.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
Prologue to the Noble Gentleman (l. 4)

Yes. Feet on earth. Knock on wood. Touch stone. Good luck to all. Desert Solitaire. EDWARD ABBEY.

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But stark within my memory
I see it once again
When we all looked at it anxiously
Days when we hoped for rain;
I hear the hollow sounds it made,
Like some prophetic drum,
As I tapped rung on rung, afraid
Of dreadful days to come,

 

Our Corrugated Iron Tank by James Hackston

FOTO  – 2/3 PIONEER IN WESTERN DESERT WWII

"Always being in a hurry does not prevent death, neither does going slowly prevent living." Ibo proverb.

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No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

Helen Keller blind & deaf. (1880 – 1968)

 

FOTO –POINT DANGER QLD NSW BORDER 2008

“When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.” Edward Dahlberg

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“If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together. If you want to travel in comfort, fake an ankle sprain and convince the other travelers to carry you.”
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FOTO –  BLACK WOLF BLADERUNNER SUITCASE ON WHEELS. LYNNE’S PASSION.

Travelling is learning. Kikuyu Proverb

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It would take a civilization far more advanced than ours, unbelievably advanced, to begin to manipulate negative energy to create gateways to the past. But if you could obtain large quantities of negative energy — and that’s a big “if” — then you could create a time machine that apparently obeys Einstein’s equation and perhaps the laws of quantum theory.

MICHIO KAKU, Scientific American, Nov. 24, 2003

 

FOTO – TWEED HEADS BAY ST COACH TERMINAL. 2004

A land of sombre, silent hills, where mountain cattle go By twisted tracks, on sidelings deep, where giant gum trees grow And the wind replies, in the river oaks, to the song of the stream below. A land where the hills keep watch and ward, silent and wide awake. AB PATERSON.

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“Pigmei gigantum humeris impositi plusquam ipsi gigantes vident”

“Pigmies placed on the shoulders of giants see more than the giants themselves.”
Lucan AD 39-65, The Civil War, Book II, 10

FOTO – BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB 2007.

 

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Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9

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“Third World Labourer”

“If I am asked where I come from,
“I will answer that I am a labourer,
“that in the empire of greed,
“exploitation hurts the same.”

Luz Acuna Aguayo

“How can you thank a man for giving you what’s already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?” MALCOLM X.

If there’s no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money. (Robert Graves (1895-1985), British poet.

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IF YU DE GO NA HIL Fכ PUL SARA Fכ DεN DεBUL DεN, YU MITכP DεN NA ROD, YU GO GO EGEN? (Mende)
If you are going to the hill to make a sacrifice for the devils there and you meet them on the way, will you still go?

SIERRA LEONE PROVERB.

http://www.sierra-leone.org/Krio-Proverbs.html

FOTO – UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND  2008

 

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Italian. Finché c’è vita, c’è speranza. English. While there’s life, there’s hope.

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EXTRACT FROM

Our Corrugated Iron Tank by James Hackston

It was a most convenient tank
Wherein most things could fall;
Where snakes came from the bush and drank,
And rabbits used to call,
The mice committed suicide,
The gum leaves sank to rest,
And in it possums dropped and died
And hornets made their nest.
But stark within my memory
I see it once again
When we all looked at it anxiously
Days when we hoped for rain;
I hear the hollow sounds it made,
Like some prophetic drum,
As I tapped rung on rung, afraid
Of dreadful days to come,