Friday, January 11, 2008

French Phrase #4

l'arbre ne tombe pas du premier coup
(persistence! persistence!)

From Les Bons Mots: Translated as "the tree does not fall at the first blow," telling us that we have to be prepared to work hard to gain any desired end.

[Oui, I am posting two phrases of the day. Why? Pourquoi pas!]

9 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

Persistence! Quote Fest 2008 continues: “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” Hal Borland.

Trees grow deeper and taller simultaneously. And, B, trees are growing even when they seem to be standing still. I so admire your persistence. :-)

Betty C. said...

Somehow I couldn't comment on your last post...

Blogging breaks are good things, so enjoy taking some time off. I hope I'll still hear from you, though!

Let's say "A bientôt," not "adieu!"

Randal Graves said...

You better not completely disappear! ;-)

Ancilla said...

b, take ur times...
and let us know when you come back :)

Take A Year Out said...

bit of time out never hurt anyone...

safe journey B.

Richard said...

I think that should be arbre not ambre.

Dr.Bethenais- Languedoc's Lady Doc said...

Go for it!!! if Paris is awaiting anything can happen!when we close one door or exit for awhile,well,I am one to believe another opens-following our bliss -nothing is easy but,all is worthy! bon courage!
bethenais
et merci pour ton poste de dancingdocdesign

Zen Chef said...

Miss you!
:-(

b said...

Thank you all for the kind comments and encouragement!!!