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.


Very Lord of the Rings


As I am heading for Norway, as this post goes to press, a Norwegian proverb might be appropriate.

“With every rising of the sun, think of your life as just begun.”

(Norwegian proverb saying found on edge of traditional bowls)


“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

(Martin Luther)


Some words about Life to ponder about this week.


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. M-R says:

    Happy travelling, Amanda !!!


  2. scrapydo says:

    Love both the proverbs. Enjoy your trip.


  3. bkpyett says:

    Beautiful thoughts and safe travels Amanda! Both proverbs appreciated.


  4. That is a lovely quote. Just what I need at the moment. 😀


  5. Reblogged this on sherijkennedyriverside and commented:
    I love the Norwegian proverb posted this Thursday. What a great way to start the day!


  6. Leya says:

    Wish you a lovely journey up here in the North!


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