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Proverbs - Keeping wisdom on a lighter note.

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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 06:21 PM
I invite you all to contribute with a proverb, and old saying, or a popular piece of folklore, AND, on a lighter note as opposed to all the doom and gloom that's been going on all around us.

Here is my first one:

A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out. - English Proverb

Which I would like to flip in order to adapt it for ATS:

A wise man may throw a stone into a well, then a hundred fools will jump in to find it.
edit on 22-4-2011 by Danjya because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 06:28 PM
reply to post by Danjya

Do not confuse your vested interests with ethics. Do not identify the enemies of your privilege with the enemies of humanity. ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. ~Dandemis

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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 06:34 PM
"A flea exists in the World for just one thing - that when it sneezes, that deluge should occur with the description of which our learned beings love so much to busy themselves." - Mullah Nassr Eddin

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 06:55 PM
"Don't spit into the well - you might drink from it later."

That's one my father used to say. The well can be anything: home, family, friends, your own life or some other person's life... anything.

One that I've personally used a few times, "The eyes are the mirror (or gateway) of the soul."

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 06:58 PM
"Never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead." -Tom Waits

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 07:04 PM
"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven" -Jesus

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink"
edit on 22-4-2011 by kimish because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 07:11 PM
reply to post by Danjya

" Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you"

"It takes two to have a conflict"

Philosophy student's passing answer to final exam essay question: Describe the chair. "What chair"?

"I'm more nervous than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs"

"I'm hungrier than a new born baby in a topless bar"

Maybe more to come.

edit on 22-4-2011 by seeashrink because: to add

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 09:04 PM
reply to post by Danjya

What goes around comes around.

As above, so below, as here, so elsewhere.

With Knowledge comes power, with power comes responsibility, with responsibility comes accountability, with accountability comes wisdom and with wisdom comes infinity.

Knowledge is proud, wisdom is humble.

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

I have 3 things I’d like to say today.
First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition.
Second, most of you don’t give a sh!t.
What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said 'sh!t' than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.

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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 09:10 PM
Two hands working do more than a thousand clasped in prayer.

My favorite ^

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:24 PM
Nice ones everyone..
Here is another one that I really like, as it deals with conflict management:

You cannot have a fight alone - Japanese Proverb

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