Today’s Quote Of The Day — Saturday, April 29th, 2023

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Today’s quote of the day is selected from categories of work, positivity, inspiration, humor, life, love, and short quotes.

Today’s quote of the day (Saturday, April 29th, 2023).

“A positive attitude towards life is the strongest shield against the demoralizing arrows of life!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Saturday’s quote of the day for work

Today’s quote of the day for work.

“One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.” — Don Shula

Positive Saturday quote of the day

Positive quotes of the day.

“I’m trying to spread positive vibes.” — YBN Nahmir

Inspirational Saturday quote of the day

Inspirational quote of the day for today.

“Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.” — Christa McAuliffe

Funny quote of the day for Saturday

Today’s funny quote of the day.

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” — Orson Welles

Quote for today about life

Quote for the day about life.

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” — Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Quote for today about love

Quote for today about love.

“Love is metaphysical gravity.” — R. Buckminster Fuller

Short quote of the day for Saturday

Short quote of the day for today (Saturday, April 29th, 2023).

“Patience is a virtue not a vice.” — Agu Jaachynma N.E.

Poem of the day — Saturday, April 29th, 2023

Author: Banjo Paterson (Andrew Barton)

Title: A Ballad Of Ducks

The railway rattled and roared and swung

With jolting and bumping trucks.

The sun, like a billiard red ball, hung

In the Western sky: and the tireless tongue

Of the wild-eyed man in the corner told

This terrible tale of the days of old,

And the party that ought to have kept the ducks.

“Well, it ain’t all joy bein’ on the land

With an overdraft that’d knock you flat;

And the rabbits have pretty well took command;

But the hardest thing for a man to stand

Is the feller who says ‘Well I told you so!

You should ha’ done this way, don’t you know!’,

I could lay a bait for a man like that.

“The grasshoppers struck us in ninety-one

And what they leave, well, it ain’t de luxe.

But a growlin’ fault-findin’ son of a gun

Who’d lent some money to stock our run,

I said they’d eaten what grass we had,

Says he, ‘Your management’s very bad;

You had a right to have kept some ducks!’

“To have kept some ducks! And the place was white!

Wherever you went you had to tread

On grasshoppers guzzlin’ day and night;

And then with a swoosh they rose in flight,

If you didn’t look out for yourself they’d fly

Like bullets into your open eye

And knock it out of the back of your head.

“There isn’t a turkey or goose or swan,

Or a duck that quacks, or a hen that clucks,

Can make a difference on a run

When a grasshopper plague has once begun;

‘If you’d finance us,’ I says, ‘I’d buy

Ten thousand emus and have a try;

The job,’ I says, ‘is too big for ducks!

“‘You must fetch a duck when you come to stay;

A great big duck, a Muscovy toff,

Ready and fit,’ I says, ‘for the fray;

And if the grasshoppers come our way

You turn your duck into the lucerne patch,

And I’d be ready to make a match

That the grasshoppers eat his feathers off!”

“He came to visit us by and by,

And it just so happened one day in spring

A kind of cloud came over the sky,

A wall of grasshoppers nine miles high,

And nine miles thick, and nine hundred wide,

Flyin’ in regiments, side by side,

And eatin’ up every living thing.

“All day long, like a shower of rain,

You’d hear ’em smackin’ against the wall,

Tap, tap, tap, on the window pane,

And they’d rise and jump at the house again

Till their crippled carcasses piled outside.

But what did it matter if thousands died,

A million wouldn’t be missed at all.

“We were drinkin’ grasshoppers, so to speak,

Till we skimmed their carcasses off the spring;

And they fell so thick in the station creek

They choked the waterholes all the week.

There was scarcely room for a trout to rise,

And they’d only take artificial flies,

They got so sick of the real thing.

“An Arctic snowstorm was beat to rags

When the hoppers rose for their morning flight

With the flapping noise like a million flags:

And the kitchen chimney was stuffed with bags

For they’d fall right into the fire, and fry

Till the cook sat down and began to cry,

And never a duck or fowl in sight.

“We strolled across to the railroad track,

Under a cover beneath some trucks,

I sees a feather and hears a quack;

I stoops and I pulls the tarpaulin back,

Every duck in the place was there,

No good to them was the open air. ‘Mister,’ I says, ‘There’s your blanky ducks!'”

See Also:

Today’s Quote Of The Day — Friday, April 28th, 2023

Today’s Quote Of The Day — Thursday, April 27th, 2023

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