History & Traditions, Motivational

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are 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.

From Africa:


“A deaf man may not have heard the thunder but he surely will see the rain.”

– Malian Proverb

and a saying this week inferring that power corrupts:

“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”

– James Madison


Something to Ponder About.

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