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    Question Help me to analyze these very hard maxims

    Hi ..
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    *Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.
    *The rat, th mouse, the fox,the rabbit watch the roots; the lion, the tiger, the horse, the elephent, watch fruits.
    *Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
    *The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow.
    *To create a little flower is the labour of ages.
    *Prayers plow not! Praises reap not!.
    *Joys laugh not! Sorrows weep not!
    *Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement are roads of Genius.
    *Sooner murder an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhd shaher View Post
    Hi ..
    please i need your help:

    *Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.
    *The rat, th mouse, the fox,the rabbit watch the roots; the lion, the tiger, the horse, the elephent, watch fruits.
    *Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
    *The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow.
    *To create a little flower is the labour of ages.
    *Prayers plow not! Praises reap not!.
    *Joys laugh not! Sorrows weep not!
    *Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement are roads of Genius.
    *Sooner murder an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires.
    Where did you find these? They don't sound like English proverbs.

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    Default Re: Help me to analyze these very hard maxims

    The marriage of heaven and hell by William Blake :)

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    Default Re: Help me to analyze these very hard maxims

    Quote Originally Posted by Mhd shaher View Post
    The marriage of heaven and hell by William Blake :)
    Ah! Then they can only be interpreted within the framework of William Blake's philosophy and metaphysics. He was never a favourite of mine.
    As I implied, none of these aphorisms seem to have caught on. :)

    *Prayers plow not! Praises reap not!.
    Prayers are useless. You can't plow a field by praying, ie. nothing practical is achieved through praying. (I agree with this one).
    Praising does not bring forth anything. I think this still refers to praising God. But praising talented people can actually encourage production.

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