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Fish Sayings May 24, 2014

Posted by anagasto in philosophy, photography.
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A proverb from Babylon:

The gods do not deduct from a man’s allotted span the hours he spends fishing.

Hudson river published in public domain by Juliancolton at View_of_Hudson_River_from_walkway_5.JPG

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My cat loves croppy but she hates to get her paws wet.

Near Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain. Photo by ghD

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Jaro

You need to bait the hook to catch the croppy.

Madrid, Spain. Photo by ghD.

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A saying attributed to Mao:

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime.

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The same as above, but attributed to Karl Marx:

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will ruin my business.

Photo Hudson_river_from_bear_mountain_bridge published by Nordelch under the CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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Morgenstern’s Night Song of the Fish in Latin + English + German.

His translator (find name) said that in the history of the world this was the only time that a poem had successfully been translated into various languages.

The idea is that in translation all poetry loses its identity or gets a new identity altogether.

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I don’t exaggerate … … I just remember big.
attributed to Napoleon

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Jaro

Verse from La Fontaine.

Petit poisson deviendra grand,
Pourvu que Dieu lui prête vie. ….

[The little fish will become big, if God keeps him alive. ]

It is the fable of a little fish that got caught and told the fisherman to let him go, as in a year or two he would be much bigger and more of a catch. The fisherman answered that a bird in hand is worth two on the roof and took him home to be fried.

Pond in Aranjuez, Spain. Photo by ghD.

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If wishes were fishes we would have a fish fry.

Photo from a suspended Google account at http://tinyurl.com/3yywvph
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Why did the croppy get caught?….

…… He was hungry and couldn’t keep his mouth shut.

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Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. — Henry David Thoreau

The photo is from a blog about Canadian water history and includes a drawing by Leonardo da Vince showing how to walk on water:


http://blogs.ubc.ca/waterhistory/

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There’s no taking trout with dry breeches. —Miguel de Cervantes

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Gone fishin’, be back at dark-thirty! –Author Unknown

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Fischers Fritze fischt frische Fische ….

a German tongue twister about Freddy Fischer fishing fresh fish, but you’ll have to say it backwards, too, and really fast:

Frische Fische fischt Fischers Fritze.

ghD

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Postscript

This bog was formerly called FISHING. That was some years ago. I was new to blogging and I didn’t know that to many people this title sounded somewhat fishy — shady, suspect, suspicious. They mixed it up with phishing  which according to my little online dictionary at wordweb.info iss “The luring of an internet user to reveal personal details on a fake web page or email form pretending to come from a legitimate company”. — Hard to imagine a worse name for a blog!

So I changed the title, but kept the proverb collection.

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