Autumn

Autumn

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Apropos

 
 
 Stephen

14 comments:

  1. It's better than welfare, at that. :)

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    1. As it should...always shall. Thanks, my friend.

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  2. Good heavens! I haven't seen that comic strip in years!

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    1. I read every morning...our paper has two full pages of comics. Thanks, Sweet Lady.

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  3. I've heard that quote for years but I have no idea who said it.

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    1. Harry,

      Etymology

      This saying was coined by Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919) in her novel, Mrs. Dymond (1885):

      "I don't suppose even Caron could tell you the difference between material and spiritual," said Max, shrugging his shoulders. "He certainly doesn't practise his precepts, but I suppose the Patron meant that if you give a man a fish he is hungry again in an hour. If you teach him to catch a fish you do him a good turn. But these very elementary principles are apt to clash with the leisure of the cultivated classes. Will Mr. Bagginal now produce his ticket—the result of favour and the unjust sub-division of spiritual environments?" said Du Parc, with a smile.

      Proverb

      give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

      It is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.

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    2. That's a neat thing to know. I always wondered where that quote came from.

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    3. Me too....I had to Google it. Thanks, my friend.

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  4. Now you've done it. Folks are getting philosophical, while all I want to do is go fishing for some northern pike.

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    1. Well let's bait the hook...thanks, Dear Lady.

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  5. New proverb, Give a man a fish feed him for a day, teach a man to rely on government you feed him till the government goes broke.

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    1. See, I knew you was a smart man.....

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