09 outubro 2021

Provérbios - em Inglês

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Adversity makes man, but prosperity makes monster.

He who does not look ahead remains behind.

Appearances are deceptive. (aparências são enganadoras)

April and May, the keys of the year.

Authority compels not to do good, but prevents from doing ill.

If authority has no ears to listen it has no head to govern.

Be not a baker if your head be of butter. (manteiga).

No one goes to bed without learning something new.

A bee (abelha) was never caught in a shower. (enxurrada)

In every beginning think of the end.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (bosque).

Don't cross your bridges before you get to them.

(don't worry about future problems before you need to)

Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.

(don't start making plans for something until it is a reality, rather than a pleasant speculation)

A clear conscience makes a self pilllow. (almofada)

A clear conscience is the best guest of the house.

Talk of conscience and you will having not to eat.

Death levels (nivela) all men.

Desesperation is the mistress of the impossible.

He begins to die who quits (renuncia) his desires.

What is much desired is not believed when it comes.

Everyone has his own devil, and some have two.

The devil is not always behind the door.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

He who knows not how to dissemble knows not how to command.

Do as you would be done by.

Do what is right and lawful, and do it a thousand times a day.

When one door is shut, a hundred is opened.

Duty before pleasure.

Easy does it. (com calma vai)

To err is human; to forgive, divine.

An old error has more friends than a new truth.

Example is better than precept. (preceito)

If the evil will not leave you, leave it.

Of two evils chose the less.

Fair and softly goes far.

Where there is no fear, there is no respect.

The first step is the most difficult one.

Everyone knows what fits (convém) him.

The friend looks at the head, the enemy at the foot.

Friends and books should be few and good.

No gains without pains. (trabalho)

He gives twice who gives without delay.

Do the likeliest and God will do the best.

Danger past, God forgotten.

Fear God and him who fears God.

For a web (teia) God sends the thread (linha).

God is an enemy to excess.

God looks to clean hands, not to full ones.

God writes straight on crooked lines.

God sends fortune to fools.

If God orders you to pull, He will give you a rope; if He wants you to ride, He will give you a horse.

If you fear God you will not fear man.

If you have God as your protector, what affliction have you.

Nothing without God.

Spend and God will send; spare (economiza) and ever bare (descobrir).

The grace of God is gear (engrenagem) enough.

The best trading is with God.

The voice of the people is the voice of God.

There must be no patience when God says haste.

What can your enemies do if you enjoy de favour of God?

When God corrects He greatly afflicts.

Without God and concord nothing can be done.

He who is not good to himself, how can he be good to others?

The good are always prone to tears.

A good appetite needs no sauce. (molho)

If you would be a good judge, pay attention to what everyone says.

A good maxim is never out of season.

All good things come to those who wait.

Good things come to some people while they sleep.

Grief (aflição) pays no debt.

A guest and a fish after three days are poison.

The only happy man is he who thinks he is.

Haste comes of the evil one; leisure from God.

The hasty leaps over his opportunities.

A big head, a big headache.

A head with tongue is more costly.

The heart has no secret which our conduct does not reveal.

Hunger is the best relish (tempero) for food.

Inactivity rusts the mind.

A Journey of a thousand miles began with a simple step. (Taoísmo)

Learn the past and you will know the future.

First learn, then form opinions.

Much have I learned from my masters, more from my colleagues, most from my disciples.

What is learned in the cradle (berço) lasts till the tomb. (túmulo)

A thousand learnings are not worth one seeing.

Collect at leisure to use in haste.

Done leisurely, done well.

Liberty is from God, liberties from the devil.

Little will grow to much.

Too little and too much spois everything.

Cease to struggle and you cease to live

He who love fears, and he who fears loves not.

Moderation is a good thing, but don't be immoderate about it (don't overdo it)."

It doesn't matter whether you are right ou not; if you have no money you are wrong.

Money cannot buy things that are not for sale.

Love can do much; money everything.

With money you are a dragon; without it a worm.

Govern your mouth according to your purse.

Necessity breaks or changes law.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Necessity knows no law.

Love your neighbour, but don’t pull down the fence.

Never mind, the day of reckoning will come.

Never quarrel with Providence.

Never quit certainty for hope.

A "no" in time is better than a late "yes".

By searching the old, learn the new.

In old men there is no taste, in young no insight.

Old saws (aforismos) speak truth.

Form your opinion of a man from his question rather than from his answers.

The gods cannot help a man who loses opportunities.

As the pains, so the gains.

Paper suffers everything.

You may put anything on paper.

Perseverance is mother of sucess.

No man is a prophet in his own country.

A proverb is the key of the thought.

A frequent review of proverbs should enter into our reading.

Death and proverbs love brevity.

Proverb is an old word.

Proverbs are not vain words.

Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience.

Proverbs are the wisdom of the ages.

The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbs.

Quality matters more than quantity.

A good question is like one beating a bell.

Nothing is more eloquent than ready money.

Religion destroys evil, morality merely hides it.

Nothing is better than resignation.

Don't consider your reputation and you may do anything you like.

Two things rule the world: reward and punishement

Self-praise is no recommmendation.

Silence is golden, speech is silver.

Work as a slave, and eat as a lord.

Sooner said than done.

Speak little with others, much with yourself.

Let writings speak and mouth be silent.

Speech is the messenger of the hurt.

Spend and God will send.

Some study shows the need for more.

A suffer soon becomes a great talker.

Suffer much or die early.

Sufferings are lessons.

There is always one who suffers.

Who suffers lives long.

Let not the sun go down upon your wreth. (Não deixes que a tua ira dure mais do que um dia)

Everyone to his own taste.

Talk if you wish to be known

A talkative man son consoles himself.

He thinks not who reflects not.

He who thinks well need not think much.

He who has time and waits, time will come when he repents (arrepender-se).

Don't put off till tomorrow, what you can do today.

The remedy of tomorrow is too late for the evil of today.

Accustom they tongue to say "I know not".

Everything comes to him who waits.

Hidden wisdom is a buried treasure.

No one is wise alone.

The wise make more use of their enemies than fools of their friends.

The wise seek wisdom, a fool has found it.

A wise man may live anywhere.

The wise man never says "I did not think".

Wise man care not for what they cannot have.

The wise man doesn't tell what he does, but never does what cannot be told.

The wise man never says "I did not think".

When the wise man makes an arm of this tongue, he makes it a shield and not a sword.

The wish is father to the thought.

If you have nothing to do, be a witness.

He who cannot have what he would like should like what he can have.

He who doesn´t look ahead remains behind.

He who has no shame before the world has no fear before God

Words have no boundaries.

Everyone is the son of his own works.

30 setembro 2021

Algumas Atitudes que o Orador Espírita deve Evitar

Falar sem antes buscar a inspiração dos Bons Espíritos pelos recursos da prece.

Desprezar as necessidades dos circunstantes.

Empregar conceitos pejorativos, denotando desrespeito ante a condição dos ouvintes.

Introduzir azedume e reclamações pessoais nas exposições doutrinárias.

Atacar as crenças alheias, conquanto se veja na obrigação de cultivar a fé raciocinada, sem endosso a ritos e preconceitos.

Esquecer as carências e as condições da comunidade a que se dirige.

Censurar levianamente as faltas do povo e desconhecer o impositivo de a elas se referir, quando necessário, a fim de corrigi-las com bondade e entendimento.

Situar-se em plano superior como quem se dirige do alto para baixo.

Adotar teatralidade ou sensacionalismo.

Veicular consolo em bases de mentira ou injúria, em nome da verdade.

Ignorar que os incrédulos ou os adventícios do auditório são irmãos igualmente necessitados de compreensão quais nós mesmos.

Fugir da simplicidade.

Colocar frases brilhantes e inúteis acima da sinceridade e da lógica.

Nunca encontrar tempo para estudar de modo a renovar-se com o objetivo de melhor ajudar aos que ouvem.

Ensinar querendo aplausos e vantagens para si, esquecendo-se do esclarecimento e da caridade que deve aos companheiros.

“Ide e pregai o Reino de Deus”, conclamou-nos o Cristo. E o Espiritismo, que revive o Evangelho do Senhor, nos ensina como pregar a fim de que a palavra não se faça vazia e a fé não seja vã. 

(Cópia do capítulo 37 do livro Estude e Viva, pelos Espíritos Emmanuel e André Luiz, psicografia de Francisco Cândido Xavier, copyright 1965.