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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.

Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought provoking.

I hope yoIcelandu will too.

“He who hurries cannot walk with dignity.” In a Chinese fortune cookie

and a Finnish Proverb given to me by a blogger friend, Travel Bungle

“Keep going, said the old woman in the deep snow”

Rama said “We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, ‘Why did this happen to me?’ unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.” This one is particularly pertinent for me this week, having lost a family member.

Special words for you to ponder about this Thursday.


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

    1. Having read your posts on the Camino did influence my selection of this weeks’ sayings. 🙂 Glad you liked them. Even when there is no snow; the message in this proverb is important.


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