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  • there is a chinese proverb: “if your vision extends one year, grow wheat; if it extends 10 years, plant trees; if it extends 10,000 years, grow and develop men.” managers, your job is to grow men and women who can do the mission. the standard of success, i believe, is uncompromisingly simple: “did i leave the unit i led stronger than i found it?” cia.gov

  • rule 24: eating what stands on one leg [mushrooms and plant foods] is better than eating what stands on two legs [fowl], which is better than eating what stands on four legs [cows, pigs, and other mammals]. this chinese proverb offers a good summary of traditional wisdom regarding the relative healthfulness of different kinds of food, though it inexplicably leaves out the very healthful and entirely legless fish. everydayhealth.com

  • the origin of the red sky proverb can be traced back to the bible where in the book of matthew, jesus says to a group of fishermen, "when it is evening, you say, 'it will be fair weather, for the sky is red' and in the morning, 'it will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening." factmonster.com

  • he who trembles to hear a leaf fall should keep out of the wood. this is a french proverb: “qui a peur de feuilles, ne doit aller au bois.” our corresponding english proverb is, “he who fears scars shouldn't go the wars.” the timid should not voluntarily expose themselves to danger. infoplease.com

  • i am not familiar with a specific technique known as muscle activation, per se, but looking at the simple proverb "use it or lose it," it is extremely important that your mother stays as active as possible so that her muscles remain as healthy as possible. physical therapists can help directly with treatment to help your mother's muscles, and in addition she can be given a variety of exercises for her to do on her own. i hope this helps. medicinenet.com

  • the hvtn 705 or the imbokodo study, has already been launched in five african countries. buchbinder explained that imbokodo is from a south african proverb about the strength of women that says "you strike the women, you strike the rock," as the trial is in the process of enrolling 2,600 non-pregnant hiv-negative women ages 18 to 35. the estimated study completion date is february 2022. medpagetoday.com

  • now, i’m sure there are many possible interpretations of this saying. that’s the cool thing about any old tibetan proverb – you can interpret it in any way you want. you can make it work for you, and the diverse field of veterinary medicine is very much the same. you can make the way you learn, the way you practice, and the way you teach work for you as an individual. merckmanuals.com