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AND THE SWINE FLEW

As subtle as a dead pig

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II ne faut pas jeter les perles devaiit les pourceaux.

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A pig’s tail will not make a good arrow. SPANISH.

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No one gives his pig to the hyena to keep

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Do not drive black hogs at night

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People don’t give black puddings to those who kill no pigs

Proverb Lore: Many Sayings, Wise Or Otherwise, on Many

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“Young pigs grunt as old pigs grunted before them.” Polish Proverb

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EGO

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate EGO. EASING GOD OUT is one way to describe it. The same Friend is wondering how EGO affects her life. LIZZY has no idea what it means to her. What does it mean to other people ? Jamie Duff once told HER that suicidal thoughts could be a healthy sign of one layer of the EGO killing off another. ‘ERE WE EGO.

The basic ego of a human being is expressed as ts’ao-yuan i-ti-shui, “a drop of water in the source”

from ZEN FROG

“Wanting keeps the ego alive much more than having. Let’s talk about that.”

Tolle replied: “One of the main structures of the ego is it is never satisfied.”

King Solomon who had more opulence, wealth, and women than probably any man who ever lived said repeatedly “It is all vanity and vexation of spirit” (Ecclesiastes 1:14). Solomon who also possessed great wisdom, astounded many with his sayings, perhaps including himself at such revelatory discoveries.

Sri Chinmoy Devotional Poems !

Soul stirring eyes of gold delight,
All where reigning supreme-
Our blind secrecy’s dream
She seizes with Her all forgiving Sight.

Torn now asunder our ego’s screen,
Under Her Smile of Grace
Blooms quick our surrender’s face.
She paves the way to a life evergreen.

 

 

 

 “I like the moment when I break a man’s ego”
(Bobby Fischer)

Snakes hiss; pigs grunt; and bills moo! They are asserting their ego, intent on keeping others away. Of the traits of ego, pride is the most poisonous. But, the pride of the scholar and the vanity of Pundits are so thick, that it is impossible for them to get rid of these.”

Sri Sathya Sai Baba quotes (Indian Spiritual leader, b.1926)

 

SOBRIETY

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate SOBRIETY. SHE has been doing that for 20 years and HE is naturally inclined that way.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour.

Learn to live well, or fairly make your will;
You’ve played, and loved, and ate, and drunk your  fill:
Walk sober off; before a sprightlier age
Comes tittering on, and shoves you from the  stage:
Leave such to trifle with more grace and ease,
Whom Folly pleases, and whose Follies please.

Alexander Pope (1688–1744), English satirical poet.

 

There was three kings into the east,
Three kings both great and high,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn should die.

They took a plough and plough’d him down,
Put clods upon his head,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn was dead.

But the cheerful Spring came kindly on,
And show’rs began to fall;
John Barleycorn got up again,
And sore surpris’d them all.

The sultry suns of Summer came,
And he grew thick and strong;
His head weel arm’d wi’ pointed spears,
That no one should him wrong.

The sober Autumn enter’d mild,
When he grew wan and pale;
His bending joints and drooping head
Show’d he began to fail.

His colour sicken’d more and more,
He faded into age;
And then his enemies began
To show their deadly rage.

They’ve taen a weapon, long and sharp,
And cut him by the knee;
Then tied him fast upon a cart,
Like a rogue for forgerie.

They laid him down upon his back,
And cudgell’d him full sore;
They hung him up before the storm,
And turned him o’er and o’er.

They filled up a darksome pit
With water to the brim;
They heaved in John Barleycorn,
There let him sink or swim.

They laid him out upon the floor,
To work him farther woe;
And still, as signs of life appear’d,
They toss’d him to and fro.

They wasted, o’er a scorching flame,
The marrow of his bones;
But a miller us’d him worst of all,
For he crush’d him between two stones.

And they hae taen his very heart’s blood,
And drank it round and round;
And still the more and more they drank,
Their joy did more abound.

John Barleycorn was a hero bold,
Of noble enterprise;
For if you do but taste his blood,
‘Twill make your courage rise.

‘Twill make a man forget his woe;
‘Twill heighten all his joy;
‘Twill make the widow’s heart to sing,
Tho’ the tear were in her eye.

Then let us toast John Barleycorn,
Each man a glass in hand;
And may his great posterity
Ne’er fail in old Scotland!
–  Robert Burns, John Barleycorn, 1782

 

 

 

 

 Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day. – Marguerite Duras

 

Rumi: Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded.
Someone sober will worry about events going badly.
Let the lover be.

No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability.  ~Samuel Johnson

 

 I am the only sober one amongst the crowd that is drunk

ALCOHOLICS

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate Alcoholics.  SHE is . HE ain’t. SHE has been amongst hundreds of sober ones today and he just might have been amongst rather a few non-sober ones today.

An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.

The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity.  ~Author Unknown

    There are better things in life than alcohol, but alcohol makes up for not having them.
Terry Pratchett

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
Abraham Lincoln

It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety.
 Thomas de Quincy, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, 1856

 

Cliff: Hey, Norm, What’s up?
Norm: My blood-alcohol level.

Health – what my friends are always drinking to before they fall down.
– Phyllis Diller

 

 

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