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.

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“A clear conscience is far more valuable than money.” Filipino Proverb


“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”~Marcus Tullius Cicero


Something to Ponder About


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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4 Responses to Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from Around the World

  1. I couldn’t agree more with Cicero. Except maybe to also have a still. 😉


  2. Raconteur says:

    As per Mark Twain “Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”


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