Ray worked with B-2-B and Consumer clients throughout the world ... including USA, Canada, Mexico, Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the Middle-East, Central & South America, Africa.

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December 7, 2004 • Volume 4 Issue 30

Books & Proverbs

Philosophy and history were my majors at the University of Alabama.

Part of the learning from these subjects are wise things said by others. Many of the more meaningful quotations come from deep thinking (philosophy) and during major happenings (history).

The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time (In Two Lines or Less) have been pulled together by John M. Shanahan. I've had a grand time reading the nearly 300 pages ... and decided a good way to look toward 2005 is to share with you a selection. My choices are all proverbs and sayings from countries and cultures around the world.

Okay, here goes;

"He who can lick can bite."

French Proverb

"If you can't bite, don't show your teeth."

Yiddish Proverb

"A guest sticks a nail in the wall even if he stays but one night."

Polish Proverb

"Don't buy the house; buy the neighborhood."

Russian Proverb

"When the mouse laughs at the cat there's a hole nearby."

Nigerian Proverb

"Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker."

Spanish Proverb

"Truth is the safest lie."

Yiddish Proverb

"Visits always give pleasure - if not the arrival, the departure."

Portugese Proverb

"There is no such thing as a pretty good omelet."

French Proverb

"He is outside his door already has the hard part of his journey behind him."

Dutch Proverb

"The devil's boots don't creak."

Scottish Proverb

"May you have a lawsuit in which you know you are in the right."

Gypsy Curse

"The scaled dog fears hot water, and afterwards, cold."

Italian Proverb

"If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice how he acts when he loses money."

New England Proverb

"To want to forget something is to think of it."

French Proverb

"Rich man down and poor man up - they are still not even."

Yiddish Proverb

"What is said when drunk has been thought out beforehand."

Flemish Proverb

"Who lies for you will lie against you."

Bosnian Proverb

"If you speak the truth have a foot in the stirrup."

Turkish Proverb

"People count up the faults of those who are keeping them waiting."

French Proverb

"If I try to be like him, who will be like me?"

Yiddish Proverb

"When a man say him do not mind, then him mind."

Southern Proverb

"When a proud man hears another praised he feels himself injured."

English Proverb

"Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf"

American Indian Proverb

"Whoever gossips to you will gossip of you."

Spanish Proverb

"Luck never gives, it only lends."

Swedish Proverb

"He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive."

Italian Proverb

"He who fondles you more than usual has either deceived you or wants to do so."

French Proverb

"What was hard to endure is sweet to recall."

Continental Proverb

"A wise man hears one word and understands two."

Jewish Proverb

"Before borrowing money from a friend decide which you need most."

American Proverb

"It is better to be a mouse in a cat's mouth than a man in a lawyer's hands."

Spanish Proverb

"It's a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock."

Scottish Proverb

"God does not pay weekly, but he pays at the end."

Dutch Proverb

"In a small house God has His corner; in a big house He has to stand in the hall."

Swedish Proverb

"Be on your guard against a silent dog and still water."

Latin Proverb

"There is one who kisses and the other who offers the cheek."

French Proverb

"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted."

Italian Proverb

"He that falls by himself never cries."

Turkish Proverb

"It is an easy matter for a stingy man to get rich - but what's the use?"

American Proverb

"A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel."

Spanish Proverb

"If the camel once gets his nose in a tent his body will soon follow."

Saudi Arabian Proverb

"You are permitted in time of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the bridge."

Bulgarian Proverb

"Beware the tyranny of the minority."

Latin Proverb

"It is better to wear out one's shoes than one's sheets."

Genoese Proverb

"Many become brave when brought to bay."

Norwegian Proverb

"The man who can't dance think the band is no good."

Polish Proverb

"'For example' is not proof."

Yiddish Proverb

"Luck is infatuated with the efficient."

Persian Proverb

"Men can acquire knowledge but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men."

Spanish Proverb

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism it's just the opposite."

Russian saying

"A good spectator also creates."

Swiss Proverb

"An army of sheep led a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep."

Arab Proverb

"A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year."

Polish Proverb

"Fortune favors the bold but abandons the timid."

Latin Proverb

"It takes taste to account for taste."

Spanish Proverb

As you march into the new year take the thoughts with you that you know you will need.

The book is available on line through Barnes & Noble and probably other sources. www.harpercollins.com is the publisher.


As we continue through the holiday season this thought - something I believe in strongly;

"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge,
I wouldn't jump with them,
I'd be at the bottom to catch them!"

Seasons Greetings to you.

The RJm Story

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