Ernest Brammah Smith Quotes

After secretly observing the unstudied grace of her movements, the most celebrated picture-maker of the province burned the implements of his craft, and began life anew as a trainer of performing elephants.

Ernest Brammah Smith

However deep you dig a well it affords no refuge in the time of flood.

Ernest Brammah Smith

Better a dish of husks to the accompaniment of a muted lute than to be satiated with stewed shark's fin and rich spiced wine of which the cost is frequently mentioned by the provider.

Ernest Brammah Smith

One may ride upon a tiger's back but it is fatal to dismount.

Ernest Brammah Smith

Eat in the dark the bargain that you purchased in the dusk.

Ernest Brammah Smith

He is capable of any crime, from reviling the Classics to diverting water courses.

Ernest Brammah Smith

He who has failed three times sets up as an instructor.

Ernest Brammah Smith

One learns to itch where one can scratch.

Ernest Brammah Smith

There are few situations in life that cannot be honourably settled, and without loss of time, either by suicide, a bag of gold, or by thrusting a despised antagonist over the edge of a precipice upon a dark night.

Ernest Brammah Smith

The one-legged never stumble.

Ernest Brammah Smith

Do not adjust your sandals while passing through a melon-field, nor yet arrange your hat beneath an orange-tree.

Ernest Brammah Smith

At this display the elder and less attractive of the maidens fled, uttering loud and continuous cries of apprehension in order to conceal the direction of her flight.

Ernest Brammah Smith

Should a person on returning from the city discover his house to be in flames, let him examine well the change which he has received from the chair-carrier before it is too late; for evil never travels alone.

Ernest Brammah Smith

In his countenance this person read an expression of no-encouragement towards his venture.

Ernest Brammah Smith

Before hastening to secure a possible reward of five taels by dragging an unobservant person away from a falling building, examine well his features lest you find, when too late, that it is one to whom you are indebted for double that amount.

Ernest Brammah Smith

Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet.

Ernest Brammah Smith

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