“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.”
~ Sun Tzu
Note: Dawg’s reminder about evasion though appearing cooperative.
“God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond reason.”
~ Dag Hammarskjold
“I haven’t done much comedy; I would love to. I love doing dramatic roles, but I’d love to do comedy. I think it would be refreshing.”
~ Richard Harmon
Note: Best way to deodorise and refresh your dawgi companion. Beach: Lulworth, Tasmania.
“He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.”
~ Jack London, The Call of the Wild
Note: Was reminded of this quote the other day after witnessing a blue heeler determinedly swimming after a swan in the local Tamar tides. Relates to Frankie as well but with stick not swan.
p.s. Blue dog and swan survived for another day.
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.”
~ Bruce Lee
Note: a favourite inspirational quote of mine. Frankie was looking particularly agile in this stance and the stick reminded me of Bruce in the tunnels from “Enter the Dragon”.
“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
“Changing your perspectives will not only transform you but also the whole world.”
~ Ji-Hae Park
“The Chinese have an excellent proverb:Be Modest in Speech, but Excel in Action.”
~ Horace Mann
“The no-mind not-thinks no-thoughts about no-things.”
“Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equaliser.”
~ Søren Kierkegaard