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Daemon
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Fine feathers don't make fine birds.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)
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We're taught that you can't judge a book by its cover, but we can't help but judge a book by its cover... We will be judged that way, too.








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ka.ana.ana
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 1:19:58 AM

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WE are made to judge quickly by appearances to survive, we can't help but judge. But we can take a moment and make conscious decisions after that and to recognize unconscious judgments. All that glitters isn't gold...but also fake it til you make... pretend to be want you aspire to and you will be that.
Loki12349
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An emerald is as green as grass,
A ruby red as blood;
A sapphire shines as blue as heaven;
A flint lies in the mud.

A diamond is a brillant stone,
To catch the world's desire;
An opal holds a fiery spark;
But a flint holds fire.
by Christina Rossetti
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Daemon wrote:
Fine feathers don't make fine birds.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


What makes fine bird? Is it possible that the finest bird is Gallus gallus domesticus? Beauty is in the stomach of the beholder...
pedro
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 5:59:12 AM

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You can't judge a book by its cover but then again manners maketh the man and appearances are a glimpse of the unseen

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 7:01:39 AM

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Loki12349 wrote:
An emerald is as green as grass,
A ruby red as blood;
A sapphire shines as blue as heaven;
A flint lies in the mud.

A diamond is a brilliant stone,
To catch the world's desire;
An opal holds a fiery spark;
But a flint holds fire.
by Christina Rossetti


Thanks Loki12349,
I know a few Rossetti poems, but I haven't heard this one.


When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
monamagda
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 7:14:41 AM

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Read the fable:

The Peacock and the Crane

by Aesop


A PEACOCK, spreading its gorgeous tail, mocked a Crane that passed by, ridiculing the ashen hue of its plumage, and saying: I am robed like a king, in gold and purple, and all the colors of the rainbow; while you have not a bit of color on your wings.True, replied the Crane, but I soar to the heights of heaven and lift up my voice to the stars, while you walk below, like a cock, among the birds of the dunghill.

Moral:
Fine feathers don't make fine birds.
savior
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 8:39:29 AM

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i know that this is true
because we always care about the equipment not ourselves not our innate
<< i can imagine myself when i want to buy a some thing for example a bicycle how fastidious i am but i see pro bikers with a very regular bicycle who can beat me easily in a race >>
Saad Shams Nebula
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Almost about everything...
OMF1969
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Gary98
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 9:55:53 AM

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Like skin color does not tell the content of the character. Can we ever remember this?
Elorac
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 10:08:31 AM
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Never the size of the ship...

But the motion in the ocean Whistle

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Miriam...
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 10:31:46 AM

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Thank you, Loki and Monamagda, for the poem by Christina Rossetti and
for Aesop's Fable The Peacock and the Crane. I enjoyed reading both
of them--and also for Aesop's saying for the day. It is a comforting thought, and one that we should all try to remember when we are judging others.
For we all know that we are judged for how we look and for what we have -- or for what status we hold, etc. All of which is used to determine our worth as human beings, and thus how valuable we are...most generally in terms of how this (we) benefit someone else's life...or whether we are a decrement to their life, or even if we worth being given one's attention to.
Vit Babenco
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 11:36:59 AM

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Birds of a feather flock together though...
Robert Imgrat
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 12:27:06 PM

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Poor Aesop did not know burlesque with their scanty clad ...
S. Miranda-Hess
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 12:58:14 PM

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When I read this quote, I thought about fine tools. An expert craftworker can't make the finest quality crafts without fine tools, but fine tools do not make anyone an expert craftworker.
beatrizspereza
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 1:45:29 PM

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S. Miranda-Hess wrote:
When I read this quote, I thought about fine tools. An expert craftworker can't make the finest quality crafts without fine tools, but fine tools do not make anyone an expert craftworker.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 1:46:34 PM

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But of course, now tell that to my x-wife, the cloths junkie that she was, and more likely then not, still is.... :-)
Jeff Siemers
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 2:36:48 PM

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I see what he's getting at in relation to humans, but this analogy doesn't do it for me. With birds, having fine feathers is what it's all about. The feathers make the plume which is what gets them a mate and the feathers pretty much do everything else to distinguish a bird from the rest of the animals on the planet. Therefore, having fine feathers makes a bird pretty badass.
Gary98
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With all is said and done, we still chase pretty girls ( or boys).
Verbatim
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 7:19:38 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Fine feathers don't make fine birds.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


But birds of the same feather know their place is together.
rogermue
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 7:56:59 PM

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There is some truth in Aesop's saying, of course. The outside does not necessarily
correspond to the inside.
Sometimes there is a proverb saying that the
contrary may also be true:
German proverb: Kleider machen Leute. "Clothes make people."
Meaning if you are clad in the proper way you will rise in people's esteem
(at least at first).
nkelsey
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 10:25:19 PM
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