Random Ramblings

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Sayings, proverbs, quotes, quips

Years ago when I began my very first job, computers took up the whole of a very large room. People wore special dust-proof clothing when entering it. Communications were made either using a telephone or a typewriter for both internal and external messages. Desks would often contain a ‘rip-off’ calendar (one page per day). The calendar would usually have a small quote or saying underneath that brought smiles or frowns to faces …

I have always enjoyed the little quotations that came on the bottom of the daily calendar. My father was also a font of knowledge of such sayings and would share them with me every day. This month I thought I would begin sharing some of the sayings with you. I have been placing them at the bottom of my posts entitled ‘Country Quips’ and I thought I would put July’s offerings all together to share once more. Such sayings make life and events more colourful and therefore are best repeated …


Country Quips:

    • If you only have your looks to trade on, your trade will be very short lived!

    • Even the smallest of jobs will extend to fill up the longest of days.

    • An evil adversary is conquered far more swiftly with a sharp mind than a steel blade.

    • Commitment to a job is nine parts of completion.

    • To hold a belief may sometimes be more dangerous than holding a weapon.

    • Never leave Sunday best clothes festering away at the back of the wardrobe. Air them often for they will go out of style and life is brief!

    • The sweetest smell on Earth is the down on the forehead of a new born baby. It is like no other; it is the greatest gift bestowed on man.

    • The most effective and useful weapon man can ever have is knowledge – always remember that you can never have enough!

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6 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such thought provoking sayings
Thank You for sharing Polly

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

A Mom said...

hi, have a great day!

Ann said...

Love them. I've always had a soft spot for quotes and old sayings.

unikorna said...

Nice words of wisdom, may I suggest another one? "Don't be afraid of death, but of unlived life".
Kisses.

BALLET NEWS said...

Very interesting !!

Lainy said...

Brilliant words of wisdom, Polly. Very inspiring!

How have you been? I hope you're doing great. It's good to be back here again. Been pretty busy the past couple of weeks. I am proud to share the news that I am an Aunt now for the very first time ;-)

Blessings and Love,
LAINY