Community, Motivational

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

Wise words from days past, generally anonymous, but uttered so succinctly, that much can be learned in just a few words. Something to ponder about.

Here are this week’s:

SWEDISH PROVERB
In calm water every ship has a good captain.

(Viking Queen has probably heard that one.)

Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.

Sticking for the minute,  with the Swedish theme of this week’s post:

Life is being on the wire. Everything else is just waiting.
Karl Wallenda

NORWEGIAN SAYING

Husk å elske mens du ennå tør. Husk å leve mens du ennå lever.

Remember to love while you still dare. Remember to live while you’re still alive!

A good quote at the right time can inspire, transcend, counter negative thoughts, help us dream, instruct, allow us the opportunity to escape, validate our thinking and beliefs, and offer basic truths.
Good quotes can also help abate the feeling of being alone. The knowledge that someone else, in some past time felt the same way I am feeling in this moment brings a sense of connectedness, and normalcy.

C.S. Lewis wrote, “We read to know we’re not alone.”from A RISK TAKER’SBOOK OF QUOTES Compiled and Edited by JONATHAN WUNROWIMG_3227

10 thoughts on “Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World”

  1. I really like the idea of “proverbal thursday”. One short sentence can have so much wisdom in it! The English one you posted a while ago “Every path has its puddle” was something I still remember!

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      1. Yes, splashing through the puddles sounds good. In Finland we have a saying “keep going, said the old woman in the deep snow”

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