Category Archives: MAN O MAN

He that would live in peace and rest. Must hear, see, and say the least. Eng.

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

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How beautiful is it to do nothing, and then rest afterward.

Proverb

FOTO- CAMPING AT BILAMBIL 09

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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

ROAD BUILT ON HOPE

HE could drink with the face of man.

Most alcoholics are bankrupt idealists!

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The French proverb says, the appetite comes with eating. So in drinking, the more we imbibe, the more we desire.

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FOTO – KNOX BROS IN  MILTON BRISBANE. 2007.

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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Old Scottish song. What a woman wills, God wills. Fr.

Whatever a woman will she can. Italian.

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To him that farthest went away, the sweetest music was come home. Gaelic.

Andrew Cheviot. "Proverbs, proverbial expressions, and popular rhymes of Scotland; collected and arr., with introd., notes and parallel phrases" 1896.

FOTO – GEORDIE LEACH AT BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB.

The man of worth is really great, without being proud.

Chinese Novels: Translated from the Originals; to which are Added Proverbs …"

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As the scream of the eagle is heard when she has passed over; so a man’s name remains after his death.

R.I.P. ACTOR BILL. DROWNED PALM BEACH QLD. 2009.

It’s not the HAIR on your head that matters. It’s the kind of HAIR you have inside. Garry Shandling .

Caw caw; or, the chronicle of crows / by RM

1848.

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SHOCK-HEADED PETER.

Just look at him! There he stands, With his nasty hair and hands. See! his nails are never cut; They are grim’d as black as soot; And the sloven, I declare, Never once has comb’d his hair; Any thing to me is sweeter Than to see Shock-headed Peter.

FOTO – PETER KNOX AT CAM AND SIAN’S WEDDING IN NERANG. 2009.

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving. Rosalind Russell

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A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest.

http://www.wku.edu/~yuanh/proverb.html

CHINESE PROVERBS.

FOTO – DINNER ON THE LAWN AT LINDEN LEA.

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

40 32 el alamein 1942

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

A light heart lives long. Irish Proverb.

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The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.  The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light. Felix Adler

FOTO – BILAMBIL COTTAGE 2007

There are golden hearts in gutters, though their owners lack the fat. Henry Lawson.

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the last time i sat in a gutter
it was outside a party
i was talking with a friend
who gripped a bottle of stone’s green ginger wine
and the stars were blurred and scruffy

Jen Jewel Brown

http://www.thylazine.org/thyla12/jjb.html

FOTO – URALLA NSW 2008

A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity. Yiddish Proverb.

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If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. Rachel Carson

FOTO – BRUCE SANDERS IN THE 1920s SYDNEY