Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs, Sayings and Quotes 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.Nisse

Danish Proverb

“Det regner med skomagerdrenge
similar to the expression = It’s raining cats and dogs,
In Danish, literally ‘It’s raining shoemaker’s apprentices’

The expression derives from an incident in 1758 when the shoemaker Carl Jepsen threw all of his five apprentices out of the window in Læderstræde (“leather street”), Copenhagen; one of them because he did not do his job properly, the others because they supported him. Three of them survived.

 

“We  are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a  master.
~Ernest  Hemingway

Something for apprentices and Masters to ponder about today!

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About Forestwoodfolkart

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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