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 you will too.


Happiness is when what you think, what you say,Singapore orchid
and what you do are in harmony.”
―Mahatma Gandhi


“A donkey carrying a pile of holy books is still a donkey.” – Zen Proverb

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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9 Responses to Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

  1. quarksire says:

    very kewl…..especially Mahatma Gandhi’s quote :)…


  2. Sonel says:

    Great flower shot Amanda and love the proverbs. It sure makes one think. 😀


  3. Great flower and I love the quotes.


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