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.


“A blind man who sees is better than a sighted man who is blind.” – Iranian Proverb28th April MM photo


“It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one’s youth.”
~ Vincent van Gogh






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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10 Responses to Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

  1. Sonel says:

    Beautiful and insightful proverbs indeed Amanda. Love that photo! 😀
    PS: You nearly had me thinking I was lost in time again and after a quick look I saw it was Wednesday and not Thursday, but I don’t mind. Love your posts! 😀


  2. simon682 says:

    I’ve always found my father’s saying “You’ll rust away faster than you’ll wear out” useful.


  3. bkpyett says:

    Two excellent quotes!


  4. mariayarri says:

    Fantastic photo ! … And insightful proverbs … // Maria 🙂


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