Category Archives: MANY MANSIONS

When there’s little bread at table put plenty on your plate. Italian.

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Spread the table and contention will cease.

ITALIAN SAYING.

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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.

I’d like mornings better if they started later.

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Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Eleanor Roosevelt

FOTO – BILAMBIL COTTAGE IN THE MORNING 2004

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.

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CHINESE PROVERBS.

FOTO – DINNER ON THE LAWN AT LINDEN LEA.

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. – Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde)

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During dinner, it may be necessary to excuse yourself for a telephone call. However, it is far preferable to have a phone brought to the table … as a general rule, white telephones go with fish and poultry, and black ones with anything else. If you are calling during dessert, a small after-dinner phone should be used … if you are satisfied, say something like, ‘Yes, it is a very nice, light telephone, with a good, clear tone and a smooth, almost velvety action.’  Miss Piggy

FOTO – DINNER AT LINDEN LEA 2008

Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel. Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest.

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The wages of sin are death, but after they take the taxes out, it’s more like a tired feeling, really.  Paula Poundstone

FOTO – COOLANGATTA CATHOLIC CHURCH

The act of contemplation creates the thing contemplated. Isaac D’israeli

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In this state of absorbed contemplation, there is no longer any question of holding an object in view; the vision is such that seeing and seen are one; object and act of vision have become identical. (Plotinus)

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SILENCE IS BETTER THAN SPEECH: Cambodia

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I’ve always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes she gets all the worries and only half the royalties.

Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976)

Proverbs 17 6 Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

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To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.


Chinese proverb

FOTO – THE BELLS AND SANDERS ON URUNGA STEPS IN THE 1950s.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

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Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

FOTO – CARTER WEDDING SYDNEY 1949

proverbs 21:16 The man that awandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

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Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973), The Lord of the Rings, book four (1954)

FOTO – UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND 2007

Perhaps we were wrong to make a scapegoat out of you. LES MURRAY.

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We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Mother Teresa