August 26, 2006

Czech Wisdom

It's time for some Czech wisdom of the more pragmatic kind:

Do not always expect good to happen, but don't let evil take you by surprise.

Anger is the only thing to put off until tomorrow.

The big thieves hang the little ones.

When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears.

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.


Samawel said...

So true.

The first one describes me; I always seem to be cynical, and let good take me by surprise.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

hmm...i would say you are the opposite to the first one...yet in the same way... lol hmm... well to be honest Samawel, I guess you are dissapointed a lot less...thing is, more and more one just realizes that there are no guarantees for anyone, anything, anywhere.

BuJ said...

wise wise words...

again "asbab al nuzool" would be interesting!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

mafi asbab al nuzool. I was reading quotations as I often like doing and found one very good czech proverb so I searched for some more and felt they were so spot on and pragmatic that I had to share it with my dear readers (which is basically samawel and you for this post) lol :)

BuJ said...

i just read this comment and was distracted for a moment by lightning (it's 3.40pm here) then i finished reading and i got the thunder!

couldn't have got a better setting for such a post!!!

(Sam: we've received the highest Al-Baal honours!)


Diligent Candy said...

Really nice ones :) thanks

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Buj: Thunder & Lightning? What's next? A Tornado?

Al Baal Honours 3ala 3ein wo raas.

D Candy, anytime :)

Samawel said...

hehe. That's true, I don't get disappointed easily.

Ooooh... Buj let's celebrate, I suggest kenafeh! Some good kenafeh.

BuJ said...

Mr S!!!
youre the first gulfie I know that actually knows about knafe...... I'm very impressssssed!!
it's easy for someone to know about it, but you also know when it should be used!!!
I know just the place for knafe.. really GOOD knafe...

we should have a blast just the two of us.. let's keep SS out of this ok?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Samawel, biddi knaaafeeeehhhh!!! yummy!

Buj! Tozz feek.

Samawel said...

I'll get you some when I learn to make 'em! hehe