Distilled WisdomPosted: February 16, 2018 Filed under: poetry, writing | Tags: writers Leave a comment
No road to happiness or sorrow.–Chinese proverb.
Silly boys in time become silly old men.–Chinese proverb.
“I heard” is good. “I saw” is better.–Chinese proverb.
Water and words, easy to pour, impossible to recover.–Chinese proverb.
The house with an old grandparent harbors a jewel.–Chinese proverb.
You own ten fingers are unequaled.–Chinese proverb.
Before you beat the dog, learn his master’s name.–Chinese proverb.
Pleasures are shallow, sorrows are deep.–Chinese proverb.
One dog barks at a shadow, a hundred bark at his sound.–Chinese proverb.
Do not open a shop, unless you like to smile.–Chinese proverb.
Many a good face under a ragged hat.–Chinese proverb.
Rivers and mountains may change, human nature never.–Chinese proverb.
A bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles.–Chinese proverb.
Easier to rule a nation than a son.–Chinese proverb.
Without sorrows no one becomes a saint.–Chinese proverb.
Learning is treasure no thief can touch.–Chinese proverb.
While you are bargaining conceal your coin.–Chinese proverb.
Great doubts, deep wisdom. Small doubts, little wisdom.–Chinese proverb.
Cheat the earth…earth will cheat you.–Chinese proverb.
First You Must LastPosted: August 17, 2015 Filed under: books, sight seeing, writers | Tags: ernest hemingway, writers Leave a comment
Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home in Oak Park, Ill. “Il faut, d’abord, durer.” – (“First of all, one must endure.”) – A saying of Hemingway, from a letter.