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Friday, April 24, 2015

{You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect}

Sometimes in life we come in a situation where certain quotes do speak volumes.
Our Double Almond Tree was blooming and I used this photo for the quote.
"You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect." — Lawrence Goldstone

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LAWRENCE GOLDSTONE BIO | Interesting to read his background info...

40 comments:

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      Reading his Bio, one understands such a quote... but indeed a very good one!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, What a beautiful tree. Does it give almonds also, or just blossoms?
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      No, just these double blossoms which is quite rewarding on its own!
      Kindest regards,
      Mariette

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  3. Deast Mariette,
    a wonderful and true Saying!
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      It sure is and especially if your read the author's bio for which he did use it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Liebe Mariette,

    den Worten stimme ich zu.

    Sonnige Grüße
    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Ja, wer würde den Worten nicht zustimmen...
      Liebe und sonnige Grüsse zurück.
      Mariette

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  5. Assolutamente verità "pura" Mariette. Bisognerebbe ricordarlo costantemente. Un abbraccio. Paola

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    1. Cara Paola,
      Sarebbe bene se tutti noi ricordiamo questo costantemente.
      Un abbraccio,
      Mariette

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  6. cortesia, educazione, gentilezza sempre!!!!!!!! così dovrebbe essere!!! ti abbraccio forte Lory

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    1. Cara Lory,
      Sì, ben detto, così dovrebbe essere!
      Un abbraccio forte,
      Mariette

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  7. Ik moest even opzoeken wat courtesy betekent,mijn kennis reikt niet zo ver maar het is waar.

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    1. Beste Marianne,
      Jij red je anders wonderwel in het Engels! Ja, het is een hele goeie van deze schrijver.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  8. Almond is cute, saying very wise and true. Regards.

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    1. Dearest Giga,
      We love those tender almond blossoms each year!
      A true saying indeed; we all know about it.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Sadly, at work, I'm surrounded by some who demand respect even though they know little about courtesy. :( Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      That is indeed very sad as this cannot be reversed. Respect you earn by being always courteous to others!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Dear Mariette,

    The quote is such a good one and so true. The almond blossom are so pretty and I was going to ask the same question about if they give almonds and see you have answered it.
    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Dearest Carolyn,
      Nice quote and a very lovely double almond blossom. It remains a rather small shrub so probably this is a different variety and only for good looks of these precious flowers.
      Hugs and happy weekend to you!
      Mariette

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  11. Dear Mariette,i like reading quotes!
    I have never see a Double Almond Tree,before!
    The flowers are so preety!!
    Have a lovely weekend!Hugs!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dearest Dimi,
      Thank you and all of us that love reading like quotes I guess.
      The Double Almond is actually more of a shrub as it is not big like a tree. But very pretty in the spring.
      Happy weekend to you as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Liebe Mariette,
    ein kleiner, aber gehaltvoller Post mit Tiefe und Schönheit. Herzlichen Dank.
    Liebe Grüße, Johanna

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    1. Liebe Johanna,
      Ja, es stimmt und vielen Dank für deine lieben Wörter.
      Schönes Wochenende und alles Liebe,
      Mariette

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  13. Lieve Mariette,

    Zolang het welgemeende hoffelijkheid is die uit het hart komt en geen praatjes of gebaar om er zelf beter van te worden heb ik er geen moeite mee,helaas ondervind ik dat handelen uit eigenbelang de laatste tijd nog al eens.

    Mijn zoon moest deze week zelfs via het bedrijf waar hij werkt een dag cursus volgen over hoe omgaan met klanten,dat omgaan bestond hoofdzakelijk uit iemand stroop om de mond smeren omdat je daar nog altijd meer vliegen(lees klanten) mee vangt dan met azijn.
    De appel valt niet ver van de boom want zowel mijn zoon als ik hebben een broertje dood aan dit soort praktijken van zieltjes winnen.
    Treed de medemens tegemoet met respect,waardigheid,eerlijkheid en beleefdheid omdat je het meent en voer geen toneelspel op.

    En respect geven is respect krijgen.

    Geniet van je mooie amandelbloesem en fijn weekeind,
    Ger

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    1. Lieve Ger,
      Ja, natuurlijk moet het welgemeende hoffelijkheid zijn vanuit het hart. We hebben op deze wereld jammer genoeg al téveel acteurs; betaalde en van het soort die het uitbaten. Jámmer!
      Nee, zo'n opgevoerd toneelspel is ook helemaal níks voor mij! Je laatste regel over respect geven is respect krijgen is zó waar en dat is ook blijvend!
      Wij genieten intens van onze mooie lente hier en wensen jullie ook een heel fijn weekend.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  14. Hello dear,
    meu marido ficou feliz de saber que seu marido também é Rotariano. Ele é presidente do Rotary aqui de Osório-RS. Eu faço parte da casa da amizade. Temos feito muitos planos para a cidade. É muito legal participar. Uma pena que nos falte tempo para atuar mais na cidade. Linda frase. Esse é um assunto muito importante pois temos que dar respeito e carinho para termos também em troca respeito e carinho.
    Lhes desejo um feliz final de semana.
    Bjos

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    1. Anajá querida,
      Como o mundo é pequeno! Meu marido é membro desde 11 de maio de 1976 e foi presidente do clube holandês em 1978-1979. Então isso vai um longo caminho volta já. Ele nos ajudou em todos os lugares que nós vivíamos como rotarianos são as melhores pessoas para ajudar uns aos outros! Sim, a citação é uma boa... e devemos agir como tal, todos os dias.
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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  15. Liebe Mariette,
    das Zitat passt gut zu der Blüte.
    Wer keinen Respekt mehr hat, verliert
    mit der Zeit auch seine Würde.
    Einen guten Start ins Wochenende wünscht dir
    Irmi

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    1. Liebe Irmi,
      Ja die Sprache der Blüte und da drinnen noch das Zitat passt zusammen.
      Du hast so Recht hier und wir sollen uns alle hüten davor.
      Ganz liebe und sonnige Wochenend Grüsse,
      Mariette

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  16. How very true, dear Mariette!!!!!
    Your double almond tree flowers are lovely!!!!
    My 'regular' almond tree is presently full of little almonds, lol!!!!
    I wish you a nice weekend, dear friend!
    Many hugs!

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      We cannot get around that one; it's a powerful quote.
      Would love to see such real almond producing trees. We do have them also in California and guess world wide there is a rather huge production of almonds. LOVE them!
      Happy weekend to you dear friend and enjoy it with your loved ones.
      Mariette

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  17. Hi Mariette
    Very beautiful picture and the quote is very right !
    Hugs :)

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    1. Dearest Nathalie,
      Thank you and yes, that is so true!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  18. Dearest Mariette,
    I am very happy with your country has respect of centin speak volumes Almond tree photo are wolk in bay window! You having a lovely weekend both of you!
    Hugs and perfect time of all yourLife!
    Michiko

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    1. Dearest Michiko,
      This is indeed a US Author who writes excellent.
      Our double almond tree is indeed on the patio, right below the bay window and in sight.
      Happy weekend to you and hugs from both of us.
      Mariette

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  19. Dearest Mariette; The quote sure reminds me how it should be to have relationship with others. Oh, I've never seen flowers from Almond Tree nor it has flowers :-) ; how beautiful and elegant(^_^)v
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Agreeing fully with you on this subject!
      This double flowering almond tree does not bear almonds though, just being cultivated for its beautiful spring blossoms.
      Love and hugs back to you dear friend.
      Mariette

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  20. Was für eine schöne Mandelbaumblüte ist das, liebe Mariette und dazu auch noch gefüllt, der Spruch ist so wahr...

    Liebe Drosselgartengrüße schickt Dir Traudi

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    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Ja, danke es ist immer wieder ein Traum im Frühjahr. Der Spruch passte so schön dar drin.
      Ganz liebe Grüsse mit Sonne zurück!
      Mariette

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