Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I suffer the anthropological malady diagnosed by Le vi- Strauss inTristes tropiques: I find it much more difficult to suspend value judgments about the society in which I normally reside than I do abroad. It takes physical and cultural distance to gain moral detachment and political noncommitment. Relativism implies a solid measure of indifference.Pierre L van den Berghe
You're the top You're the Louvr'Museum You're a melody from a symphony by Strauss.Cole Porter
Men leap over where the hedge is lower. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1087)
Don't make clothes for a not yet born baby. (Strauss 1994, p. 683)Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, and inwardly are ravening wolves. (Matthew; bible quote). (Strauss, 1998 p. 170)
Deal gently with the bird you mean to catch. (Strauss, 1994 p. 689)Fine feathers make fine birds. (Simpson , 2009)
You can't milk a bull. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1040)
There is danger in delay. (Strauss, 1998 p. 695)
A staff is quickly found to beat a dog. (Strauss, 1998 p. 103)
The dogs bark but the caravan goes on. (Strauss, 1998 p. 340)
Dogs wags their tails, not as much to you as to your bread. (Strauss, 1994 p. 710)
The last will be first, and the first last. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1085)
Fight fire with fire. (Strauss 1994, p. 688)
The first chapter of fools is to think themselves wise. (Strauss, 1994 p. 879)Every fool is pleased with his own folly.
Hard words break no bones. (Strauss, 1998 p. 17)
Drumming is not the way to catch a hare. (Strauss, 1994 p. 753)
He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun. (Ward, 1842 p. 54)Two heads are better than one.We should not expect to find old heads on young shoulders. (Strauss, 1994 p. 77)
When the head is sick, the whole body is sick. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1117)Who falls short in the head must be long in the heels.
Cometh the hour cometh the man.A mans worst enemies are often those of his own house. (Strauss, 1994 p. 52)Good men are hard to find.The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Men talk only to conceal the mind. (Strauss 1994, p. 1088)Mind your own business. (Strauss, 1998 p. 719)Mind your P's and Q's. or British: Mind your manners
The more things change, the more they stay the same.karr. alphonse
Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse. (Strauss, 1994 p. 568)
Reason does not come before years. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1150)
He complains wrongfully at the sea that suffer shipwreck twice. (Strauss, 1994 p. 898)
There are none so blind as they who do not want to see. (Strauss, 1998 p. 320)You can't see the wood for the trees. (Van Dertuin, 2006)
A man's best fortune or his worst is a wife. (Strauss, 1994 p. 65)He that will thrive must first ask his wife.
Take the will for the deed. (Strauss, 1994 p. 881)
Many hands make light work. (Speak, 2009)No man is born into this world, whose work is not born with him. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1107)