Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings 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 you will too.plants, weeds

A painting of a rice cake does not satisfy hunger. Zen saying

The following is trite, true and has several carnations:

In every end, there is also a beginning.”
Libba Bray

and finally,

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus”
(Ann Voskamp – American blogger, farmer’s wife and mum for six)

Some thoughts to ponder about today.


About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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One Response to Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

  1. scrapydo says:

    See you next week! Enjoy your flight!


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