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One solitary swallow does not make summer. Options
Daemon
Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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One solitary swallow does not make summer.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
KSPavan
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Miguel de Cervantes/Quotes

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.

Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.

To be prepared is half the victory.

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.

Tell me thy company, and I'll tell thee what thou art.

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.

The eyes those silent tongues of love.

Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.

Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.
Mehrdad77
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one flower make no garden
Mehrdad77
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literal translation of a similar persian proverb

A single flower does not make Spring.
The Grand Chawhee
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I'd say it usually takes a couple swallows if it's to be worth it? Sick
juno23
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But it surely makes a very sad summer. Sancho Panza
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I usually swallow more than once, especially in summer.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. (Anon)
gerry
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All depends on what one is looking forAnxious
MelissaMe
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The migration of such birds are staggered; they don't all arrive at once. Therefore some few will arrive early, before summer is in full swing. That was the way with the purple martins back in Arkansas. When they started showing up, my grandmother would take down the multiple holed nest from its pole in the back yard and clean it out before putting it back up. One time I remember there was a nest of house sparrows, or imported Weaver finches, and grandmother killed them. Those interlopers are pushing several species of birds to extinction by taking over their territories. I detest those birds to this day for that very reason.



This is my only now.
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Daemon wrote:
One solitary swallow does not make summer.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


When you are all alone it is always winter. Even if you are ostrich or let alone penguin...
mirilli
Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:21:09 PM

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Daemon wrote:
One solitary swallow does not make summer.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


The similar Italian proverb sounds: "Una sola rondine non fa primavera".
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Posted: Thursday, July 07, 2016 6:01:47 PM

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"One straw does not make my bed comfortable", I might have said being a poor peasant 700 hundred years ago.
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