Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Fragrance

Fragrance = flowers having fun


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It’s one of nature’s free expressions.

Quotes to consider:

“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.” – George William Curtis

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” – Mark Twain

“To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat.” – Beverley Nichols
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Focus

Focus is finite.

BUFFALO - Okavango Delta, Botswana
BUFFALO – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations” – Alan Loy McGinnis

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell
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Intelligence

Intelligence is imparted in perfect proportion.

OSTRICH - Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa
OSTRICH – Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“It is wiser to find out than to suppose” – Mark Twain

“Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.” – Bertolt Brecht

“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” – Robert Frost Continue reading

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Size

It’s simply not about size.

FLY ON CROC JAW - Schotia Safaris, South Africa
FLY ON CROC JAW – Schotia Safaris, South Africa

Quotes to consider:

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain

“A hug is the perfect gift; one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it.” – Unknown

“You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.” – Adlai E. Stevenson Continue reading

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Wrinkles

Like everything else, wrinkles are relative.

AFRICAN ELEPHANT - Khwai River, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain

“Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.” Anna Magnani

“I’m getting a wrinkle above my eyebrow because I just can’t stop lifting it, and I love that you know.” – Angelina Jolie Continue reading

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Pause

Pause is important, particularly amidst perpetual blur.

WATERBUCK RUNNING - Masai Mara, Kenya
WATERBUCK RUNNING – Masai Mara, Kenya

Quotes to consider:

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” – Mark Twain

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein

“The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium.” – Norbet Platt Continue reading

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Companionship

Companionship doesn’t necessarily require conversation.

LION BROTHERS - Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana
LION BROTHERS – Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.” – Miguel de Cervantes

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

“Death is the starlit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow” – Mark Twain Continue reading

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