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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 they are worthy to share, yet sadly I have stepped back from revealing too much to everyone, because there are those who have no use for it and are not at the level of comprehension it would take to understand certain knowledge.
No matter their degrees or so called level of intelligence, academic claims or even social positions, O ma se o  (such a pity). I am observant, and I listen well. When you speak I hear beyond your speech, beyond your words, when you write, I go into your world, and I see what you see, even if the world has declared you a lunatic, then for a moment as I read your words or listen to your gibberish, a lunatic I become, never will I dismiss you, never will it be so, 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.
The universe speaks to us many ways, do not readily shrug off or dismiss what you do not understand, the fault may lie with you. Relax and wait for the moment to come where you will be ready to approach with understanding, what you once never understood. 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! …..Obara Meji Chin! .
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
Lao Tzu

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
Lao Tzu

“Those who know do not speak. Those who speak do not know.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
Lao Tzu

“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“The best fighter is never angry.”
Lao Tzu

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habit. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
Lao Tzu

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.”
Lao Tzu

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
Lao Tzu

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”
Lao Tzu

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”
Lao Tzu

“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”
Lao Tzu

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
Lao Tzu

“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
Lao Tzu

“Silence is a source of Great Strength.”
Lao Tzu

“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”
Lao Tzu

“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
Lao Tzu

“If you understand others you are smart.
If you understand yourself you are illuminated.
If you overcome others you are powerful.
If you overcome yourself you have strength.
If you know how to be satisfied you are rich.
If you can act with vigor, you have a will.
If you don’t lose your objectives you can be long-lasting.
If you die without loss, you are eternal.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
Lao Tzu

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”
Lao Tzu

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
Lao Tzu

“The flame that burns Twice as bright burns half as long.”
Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching

“Act without expectation.”
Lao Tzu

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Confucius

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
Confucius

“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”
Confucius

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
Confucius

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
Confucius

“If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.”
Confucius

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”
Confucius

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
Confucius

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
Confucius

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
Confucius, Confucius: The Analects

“The funniest people are the saddest once” ……(This quote reminded me of Robin Williams, may he rest in peace)
Confucius

“Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” (mi rawtid, ah we get this from Confucius or ah him get him from we Jamaicans?)
Confucius

“Study the past if you would define the future.”
Confucius

“To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.”
Confucius

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”
Confucius

“The man of wisdom is never of two minds;
the man of benevolence never worries;
the man of courage is never afraid.”
Confucius

“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.”
Confucius

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
Confucius

“It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.”
Confucius

“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
Confucius

“When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.”
Confucius

Also some ah fi wi proverbs dung ah bottom!;

http://wiwords.com/flavours/jamaica

Afọgbọ́nọlọ́gbọ́n ṣọgbọ́n kìí tẹ́ bọ̀rọ̀. /
Those who are smart to adopt the wisdom of others seldom get shamed…..Yoruba Proverbs!

[Be open to learn from others]

Ko mò mò ní torí wa bàjé o.
Ko níí torí wa bàjé o.
Ayé ò ní torí wa bàjé o.
Ifá ó tun un se.
It will not be spoiled in our own time.
It will not be spoiled in our own time.
The world will not be spoiled in our own time.
Ifa will mend it. – Wande Abimbola
All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love….Obara Meji!
There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned……Obara Meji!

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kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago

ifffffffffffff wi see dem smdh all a hallayuer!! n jump up O ma se ooo somebody dash out tarrus riley greatest creation mek dem man yah lissen di song i gwaan again

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Obara lmao lmao dead lmao lmao. Yes they have the happy feet lmao

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago

Did this bredda just say “i dont like MENS no more!” ina ice purple shut n sunny yellow bowtie with mac 45 pon him face hahahaha i are ded to di bed loooooool

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

Yes Kia his face well beat and eyebrows very much threaded up. lmao… lmao Hi Nunu, Kia, and Courtney

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago

Dont walk behind me. I may not lead. Dont walk in front of me. I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.Albert Carmus
helloooooooo good night friends lol

Courtney
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5 years ago

Good night peps

NuNu
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5 years ago

Hey Toy and Kia

NuNu
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5 years ago

The video remind me of the “sexual aversion” therapy they use to do back in the 50’s to cure gayness

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago

Evening
Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it. -Braveheart

NuNu
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5 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

Kia, Just watched Braveheart yesterday, “Scotland forever!”

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Hey Nunu n Toy. Havent watched it in awhile. The animated i enjoy even more lol

toy7318
5 years ago

2014 COGIC Holy Convocation: Man is “Delivered”: http://youtu.be/C2BHnnRKvKA
I didn’t want to laugh when I watched this video. I feel bad for this guy he is really having a mental struggle.

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

DWLN!! TOY! Mental struggle alright.

Ok we all have knowledge about gay men and women (it hurt me brain that I do-one that was hard to reject) BUT there is no converting them. I don’t care how they got there all I know there is no converting them to ____________________.

Poor dude in his paisley and bow tie tricking his mind and genitals…cause him gay for life.

Gone back gone do me laundry and then go stock up on me bottles of red.

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

I am laughing so hard…Cami you crack me up. Lol. He stepped in the House of the Lord and he wants to be more delivered. OK , stock up remember I like my Red sweet, so you can pick me up a little cheap one.

NuNu
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5 years ago

I like this one remind me of Obara’s lessons learned quote, “Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you”

Cami
5 years ago

Obara! that picture up top look like a ton a butter was use to do the sculpture.

Cami
5 years ago

Toy! we need fi put a bell pon yu cause yu know how fi dip in and sneak out, 🙂

KiaB big up.

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Cami for real! lmao

NuNu
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5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Lol a run mi did run guh hide!

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Hey Obara you have cracking up lmao… Nunu has gotten stage fright

NuNu
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5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Lol! Dat last one especially meaningful!

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

lmao lmao lmao lmao….Obara

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

…nor can bad breath hide under ‘riglys! lol

NuNu
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5 years ago

Good afternoon my folks! How unoo duh?

NuNu
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5 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Lol, yes a me!!!!! I like this quote it simple but true,
You never find yourself until you face the truth.

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

YU SEE! DWRLN!!!!!!! You see how knowledge as causes and effect that is either stable or explosive…now you know will you view her in the same light?

MTH
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MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

“The funniest people are the saddest once” ……(This quote reminded me of Robin Williams, may he rest in peace)-RIP Robin Williams. So many people laughing but actually crying inside.

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Pretty girl Toy, wad up mammy? Another quote I love Teach is
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

So flipping true.

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Perfect Mth pass me a drink. Yes love this quote Mth. I am going to save it.

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

where is that quote from? I need to know where the information coming from..lol

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

😀 😀

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

aware of the unbalance scales with Chaos carrying the most weight at this point. But I going to reject what I don’t need to know all if me read it, hear it I won’t repeat because is not all knowledge a knowledge of value…and for that I have no interest but to reject.

Cami
5 years ago

lolol…all mek sense.

NuNu
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5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

Howdy Teach Cami, nuh mek it look like seh a long time mi gone lol, I’m still combing over the Rudolph Stiener post

Obara Meji
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5 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Fi real Nunu

Obara Meji
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5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Yes Nunu

Obara Meji
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5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Mac 45, grunggggg!

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Night Obara lol am i wrong?! Or is mac 90 dat him a beat. Yu kno mek i go back ova uchube a watch singy singy tarrus cah dis nuh concert mi loloooool

NuNu
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5 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

A the likkle jig him duh at the end of him “testimony” crack mi up, lol, sound like him trying really hard to convince himself and say all a that cause it’s expected of him

NuNu
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5 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Him remind mi a di likkle fellow bredda Curtis dash wud pon inna di front pew

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Yes Nunu why was I thinking the same thing. lmao lmao

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

Yu kno the funny part nuff woman aguh flock to dis bwoy. Chueps bout converted. Yow man be who yu are! How some ooman love femine man idk rostah

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

Kia if any woman flock to they playin’ themselves, only thing me and him… The first line when he grabbed the mic had me weak … I was like, boy bye. He is a probably a hairstylist or makeup now him a go get customers….overnight celebrity

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Loool yes Toy i see hairdresser all over him him probably fierce with the styling

NuNu
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5 years ago
Reply to  kiabubblez

Lol, Unoo nuh easy ie nuh!

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  NuNu

lololol NuNu! yes you been “on the road” fi a while.

Onu gwan share knowledge…me a do laundry and going to hit the road..won’t be “on the road” as long as NuNu though. rotff

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I disagree…base on the damage that the knowledge as caused it’s value is nil. But the very genisus of such a knowledge was destructive and the person or persons who built that formula and passed it on (knowledge) meant no one any good.

I will continue to say is not everything that passes of as knowledge is knowledge but rather destructive information. Same as if the “knowledge” that man and man- woman and woman could find sexual pleasure among each other wasn’t known we wouldn’t have homosexuality…js

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Cami

typos are due to changes in thought and no correction…knowledge of proper grammar and punctuation..lol

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Teach, yu to TVJ website. Then look for the nightly news. Our google TVJ News Nov. 11, 2014. Andrew ax har sey shi nuh mek nuh sense cause shi nuh know ef is the land or the attraction shi buy. Vaz, sey him a support a boycott of the complusory NHT wey come from yu salary, Mike Henry tell har sey buy wedda di land or complex without buying the intellectual properties nuhmek nuh sense. But Mike shudda did know sey anything wid intellectual attachment wudda fly ova Queen P head. Shi neva tink bout dat. Portia shoulda did sey,… Read more »

toy7318
5 years ago

“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
― Confucius

love this quote

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez
5 years ago

Hey ladies There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned… love this one you always add.

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Teach since you are on quotes today and I know you love laugh. Here is a quote I just heard on the radio (excerpt from a new play that will be opened on Friday by Delceta).

‘Some a woman fi come off a di market cause unno a behave like cho-cho and cabbage. Unno fi behave like ackee and kipthe salt fish in demand’. Maybe its her voice, but I found it hella funnyyy. Teach, fly dung mek me an yu guh watch di play.

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

That’s funny. So is what cho-cho and cabbage a year round and the ackee seasonal and saltfish..kind a miss dat one.

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Mth lmao

toy7318
5 years ago

Morning Obara, Cami, Mth, and the rest of ES family. I will put up my quote “On life’s journey 
Faith is nourishment, 
Virtuous deeds are a shelter, 
Wisdom is the light by day and 
Right mindfulness is the protection by night. 
If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him; 
If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.”

Buddha 

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Good Afternoon Toy…hope all is well. Onu a go kill me wid de quote dem tiday…lol

toy7318
5 years ago
Reply to  toy7318

Cam you don’t like the quotes? I am good… how are you doing?

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Teach, I love this quote you just put up “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Yeah nice quote…but then not because one didn’t ask the question it should be assumed that they don’t know.

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

I’m well aware of those facts…and as I stated is not everything should be out there. The process of making meth and crack is knowledge of no value. The knowledge of the bible is of value to those who heard the knowledge that it profess and of no knowledge to the likes of me who rejects what it professes. It’s a matter of choice, free will of what one wants to know.

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Cami mi Ole G, wad up?

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Teach wrote, ‘When you speak I hear beyond your speech, beyond your words, when you write, I go into your world, and I see what you see, even if the world has declared you a lunatic’, mi juss buss out a laugh and feel I am lunatic as sometime, mi head guh an come…(I am joking Teach).

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Me side eye the “gibberish”…

MTH
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MTH
5 years ago

Ladies, good afternoon. Reading to join in the full-some discussion.

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  MTH

Good afternoon, MTH.

Cami
5 years ago
Reply to  Obara Meji

Not all information is knowledge though. Too much people have opinions and the ability to put their opinions out to the world and there are those who sucks it up as truth, and then there are somethings that shouldn’t have been put out there in the first place. “Knowledge is power” and “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

Cami
5 years ago

Again…I chat a lot and will tell on myself…lol. I will reject information (knowledge) because I simply because it is of no interest to me. There are some things I wish I didn’t even know because it isn’t all knowledge that is imparted to you the student that is of value or holds truth. I want to absorb information that is of value to my world views and that of my “opponents”,

Cami
5 years ago

Morning Obara and all members and peepers. For starters, this post remind me that I promised myself to purchase books on both of these philosophers, along with the art of war (repurchase).

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