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Have you noticed that I end every post with a Proverb or a Quote. I usually use those from the Yoruba’s because I believe that they are such a wise set of people.  In Jamaica and as Jamaicans we use Quotes and Proverbs all the time. Words of Wisdom!. Proverbs is truth based on common sense or practical experience, while Quotes are words repeated from a speech or texts. I live by them, I learn from them as I am forever a student. I crave Knowledge so much, that I would sit at it’s feet all day, everyday, if I were to find it. Trapeze across the globe forfeiting food, and any worldly pleasures, just to learn! I view myself as no master teacher, but I do see myself as a teacher,we all are, because of my experiences and what I have learned so far in life, I believe is worthy to share. I am observant, and I listen well. When you speak I hear beyond your speech, when you write, I go into your world, what I do not understand I place it aside in hopes that I will re-visit it one day, or it will open up it self to me. What I do understand I share it, I learn from it, as so it should be. Iron sharpen Iron and the countenance of one brightens the other. Share your own Proverbs or Quotes with me, if you so choose!  Here are some quotes from Khalil Gibran click here to know more about him.

 

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
― Khalil GibranThe Prophet

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”
― Khalil Gibran

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
― Khalil GibranThe Prophet

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.”
― Khalil Gibran

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
― Khalil Gibran

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
― Khalil Gibran

“One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.”
― Khalil Gibran

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Khalil Gibran

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Khalil Gibran

 

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Khalil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

Khalil Gibran

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Khalil Gibran

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight……..Khalil Gibran

 

Every man loves two women;the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born.Khalil Gibran

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need…….Khalil Gibran

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers……Khalil Gibran

If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully…..Khalil Gibran

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work……Kahlil Gibran

If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work…….Kahlil Gibran

In the sweetness of friendship; let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed………..Kahlil Gibran

Ẹni ọ̀rẹ́ dà kó má ṣe bínú, ẹni abínibí ńda’ni. /
Those betrayed by friends shouldn’t be offended, siblings betray one another. Yoruba Proverb!

[Be tolerant; forgive and forget. Don’t hold on to hurts]

All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…Obara Meji!

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I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and
let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head.
The issue is an issue that too few folks are speaking
intelligently about. I am very happy I stumbled across this in my search for something
relating to this.

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Thank you for posting this, I love Khalil Gibran. I have read his book The Prophet.

MTH
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*tears*. Mr. Nile, I know success will find its way to the children. They have a great dad.

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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MTH, whatever dreams that I once had, I want my children to fulfill them. I now live for them–my family by and large–and all available energies are harnessed and targeted toward them.

As time progresses, knowledge increases; hence, I will new understandings to prepare them for this a more unreasonable world and by the Grace of the Most High, they will find success…

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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MHT, the talent allocation that you speak of is a testament to the greatness of Obara. She does have a penchant for bringing out the good that is within us all.

I use to write poetry extensively and even musical lyrics–especially when I thought myself to be an aspiring musician. At times, I wrote with certain artiste in mind; expecting to donate my my work to them.

MTH
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Ty and Mr. Nile, Ekaro. Mr. Nile, you should find a way to share those lovely thoughts with the rest of the world. There is so much talent withing the ES family, it is amazing.

MTH
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Ekaro my ES family. Ty, Teach, Mr. Nile-Lion Paw…Teach run your dream. Mr. Nile, have you written a book? U have some really wonderful quotes…Like your writing style….

Big up unno selves my darlings!!!

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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MTH, light and love, thank you and no, I have never written or attempted to write a book. I would not know where to begin.

Ty
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Ekaro Mth…

Ty
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I got up this morning saying to myself…I have to go find out about the vaccines to go to Africa and get them so that when I am ready to travel everything set….lol

Obara, how u manage wid di all white everyday? Been looking again at my wardrobe, can the white have likkle color fi mix it up likkle? Can you accessorize wid other colors?…

Obara meji
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All white came down for me when I received osun everyone may not get that, yes you can accessories with colors no black or red

Ty
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Ok… Good to know…

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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This is the one for me:

“One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.”
― Khalil Gibran

Obara Meji
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Obara Meji

Morning, Ty

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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Great Teacher, did Kartel make mention of how he is going to escape his jail cell… or impart any light as it relates to whether or not his case had anything to do with the police commissioner retiring abruptly?

Obara Meji
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Obara Meji

Dream kartel, wtf

Ty
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What?… Mine you nuh…

Ty
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Morning my sweet teacher…u feeling ok?

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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“For all intents and purposes–within the realm of that which is relative–nothing exist without a pattern.” – Lalibela Nile

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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“Perception is given Freely while Reality comes at a cost.” – Lalibela Nile

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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“Those among us who are without principles or moral lucidness, should not be left to legislate or enforce our morality.” – Lalibela Nile

Ty
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Boom…I love this one…Nile you gone a lead…

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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“Mankind should strive to be its own ‘worst’ critic and (if applicable), its only critic. If not, we will meet our demise and cease to exist…” ~ Lalibela Nile

Lalibela A Nile (@Lalibela_Nile)
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“Say no the teachers and the practitioners of the moribund [way]…” ~ Lalibela Nile

Ty
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Did u guys see 12 years a slave? Lawd God…

Ty
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greetings to all my enlightened spirits and lovelies… here is one of my favorites that was given to me by my grandfather… it is called in the arena by Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

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Hail Toy Obara this is how i feel daily on ES…
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

Khalil Gibran

NuNu
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Oh I like that kia very fitting

Toy
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Hey Nunu and kia!

NuNu
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Hey toy!

Toy
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Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. I love this quote!

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Ekaso Obara Nunu Es family i like quotes let me read these

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Hi kia!

NuNu
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Howdy Teach, Everybody!!! This is one quote that I identify with right now.
” We must let go of the life we’ve planned so as to accept the one that’s waiting for us”

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