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July 17, 2002, 17:47
Proverbial Speaking
While looking for a quote, I found this Chinese proverb which I thought was so very appropriate. I hope you do too.

"Words whispered in the ear will be heard a thousand miles away"
July 18, 2002, 13:55
Amanda, I really like that proverb. It reminds me of a Dr. Seuss book that I used to read to my kids, where something was heard all around the world. However, I cannot remember the book's title, and was not able to find it with Google. Can anyone help?

Another nice proverb:
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. (Mother Teresa)
July 18, 2002, 19:29
Would it be "Horton Hears a Who"?

I found this explanation of the story: The "No" Heard 'Round
the World
In Dr. Seuss' unforgettable little book, Horton Hears a Who, the residents of the village of "Whoville" live on a speck of dust. Being so small, they are in danger of being snuffed out, and so each resident is asked to pipe up, "We are here, we are here." Horton tries to get each and every citizen to participate in this heroic effort to make their voices heard, but no one outside their speck can hear them. No one, except Horton, knows they exist. Finally one slacker is discovered, who has not bothered to pipe up when asked. And finally, the addition of just one more voice creates enough volume (critical mass?) that finally their voices are heard and their existence is acknowledged. Horton has saved the town from destruction.

See the link at: gci.gospelcom.net/dw/1998/04/15/
July 18, 2002, 19:38
"Knowing someone by reputation is not as good as meeting him face to face."
July 19, 2002, 12:43
Yes, Myrrhine, that must be the book. Thanks!

Another proverb:
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark. (Chinese Proverb)
July 19, 2002, 20:06
eat when you're hungry, sleep when you're tired....fools will laugh at me, but wise men will understand. big grin
July 21, 2002, 12:46
"When the blind lead the blind, they will both fall into the water."
July 21, 2002, 15:06
<Asa Lovejoy>
From Mad Magazine, ca. 1960: An apple a day makes 365 a year. A roling stone gathers momentum. Neither a borrower nor a lender be, or you'll catch hell from HFC. [Household Finance Corporation] razz
July 24, 2002, 09:37
I just heard a great old Afhgan proverb (from a speech delivered at a national meeting):

Don't show me the palm tree; show me the dates.
July 24, 2002, 13:19
"Words are the keys to the heart"
July 24, 2002, 13:27
bartleby lists tha as a Chinese proverb. But the Bible has:

Matthew 15:14: And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
Luke 6:39: And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
July 25, 2002, 02:34
A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

I suppose this follows on from the "pleasingly plump" thread. razz
July 25, 2002, 13:27
A waist is a terrible thing to mind.

Hey Arnie? When did you sneak in here and look at the sign on my fridge? big grin
July 26, 2002, 03:01
Tee hee. big grin

That certainly makes a great sign for a fridge!
July 26, 2002, 12:16
As I am starting a new job, one of my colleagues sent me one of her favorite proverbs:

Living well is the best revenge razz
July 29, 2002, 18:05
"Words are but air; the pen leaves a mark."
September 04, 2002, 13:46
"A bird in the hand feels funny."
I've never heard it elsewhere and wonder if it was original to him.