I love little sayings. Ones that really mean something, but say it in a concise way. Here are some of my very favourites, in a variety of languages (because that is what I do, after all. If I was a mathematician they’d all be in numbers)Tres palabras,
tres fuegos has heredado:
Vida, Muerte, Amor. Ahí quedan
escritos sobre tus labios.

This is by Miguel Hernández, a Spanish poet, and it is about life, death, and love.

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

Everyone knows this quote, which William W. Purkey uses to close his speeches.

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”

Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.

Ok it could possibly be suggested that I’ve slightly moved away from ‘short and sweet’. But this poem by the Sufi poet Hafiz really is one of my favourite quotes ever.

I notice that all three of these little quotes are all about love, so I’ll end with one which is not to do with love at all, and which we were taught a few days ago in class. If you know someone who speaks Arabic, they can translate it for you –

اطلبوا العلم من المهد إلى اللحد

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