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Posted: 23-Jul-2007, 09:05 PM
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I just discovered the "quotes," which rock. This one caught my eye, naturally:

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Eagles flae alane, but sheep herd the gither.


OK, so is that saying eagles are dumb for flying alone and sheep smart for staying together, or is this an expression of admiration for the eagle's independent spirit? Or is it just a practical observation with no inherent analogous meaning? As in, "Well, you know eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together . . ."

Am I just thinking too hard about this? unsure.gif


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Posted: 17-Feb-2008, 02:17 PM
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It's more in praise of the type of human who emulates the eagle's independent spirit, as opposed to being part of the herd mentality.

When you compare humans to sheep (as this metaphor does), you are rarely being complimentary.


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