Diplomacy is the art of winning without having the other person lose. —Anon
The secret of patience is finding something else to do in the meantime.
Feature photo: Willunga Almond blossoms (c) M.E. Trudinger circa 1985
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening
when you’d have preferred to talk.
Photo: Desert Springtime. (c) Sam Gross, circa, 1950
Speak Gently was written by G. W. Langford and consists of eight verses. Here are three of them:
Speak gently; it is better far
To rule by love than fear;
Speak gently; let no harsh word mar
The good we may do here.
Speak gently to the young; for they
Will have enough to bear;
Through this life as best they may,
‘Tis full of anxious care.
Speak gently to the aged one,
Grieve not the careworn heart;
Whose sands of life are nearly run,
Let such in peace depart.
Photo: Minnow Creek, Adelaide Hills, South Australia. (c) Marie Trudinger, 2016.
Living healthy doesn’t make you live longer,
it just seems that way.
Photo: Ghost Gum at Sunset. (c) Sam Gross, circa 1950
Winter must be cold, for those with no warm memories.
Photo: Ghost Gum in Palm Valley, James Ranges, Northern Territory, Australia.
(c) Marie Trudinger 1955