Tag Archives: Folklore

quotation: One story is good, till another is told. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


One story is good, till another is told.

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quotation: Vices are their own punishment. Aesop


Vices are their own punishment.

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quotation: Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

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quotation: What is most truly valuable is often underrated. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


What is most truly valuable is often underrated.

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QUOTATION: “Abstain and enjoy”. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


Abstain and enjoy.

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QUOTATION: Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. Aesop


Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.

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In quarreling about the shadow we often lose the substance.

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QUOTATION: Aesop – “Wit has always an answer ready.”


Wit has always an answer ready.

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Distrust interested advice.

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QUOTATION: Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes. Aesop


Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.

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QUOTATION: AESOP-“You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil.”


You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil.

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Evil companions bring more hurt than profit.

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Leoš Janáček: Lachian Dances (1889/90)


Leoš Janáček (1854 – 1928), perhaps more than any other composer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Gustav Mahler and Sergey Rahmaninov, represents a puzzling case in point as for the cultural and spiritual seismic shift that took place between the 1870s/’80s and the 1920s. He comes from a world already shaken by the French Revolution and all subsequent revolutions up to 1848, yet still sufficiently alive so to remember the old ways: fairy tales and folk legends, style, distinction, Monarchy, Catholicism. This last quarter of the 19th century was at the same time the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII, who indeed fought like a lion in order to ward off the meanwhile 360° onslaught, open and hidden, against the old order and the Catholic Church. However, Janáček, like so many of his generation, was drawn into those false promises of a “new era”, whether pan-Slavic, pantheist, or plain modernist. Still he kept the memories of the old world of his childhood days. His musical oeuvre, especially his folkloristic works, so painfully as well as articulately shows what had been lost – lost forever …