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.Collage cut out original #2


If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve

Zen Proverb

Barking dogs seldom bite‘  – Anon

Dogs or people may threaten you, but in both cases, they rarely take action


Something to Ponder About.


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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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8 Responses to Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

  1. quarksire says:

    2 kewl , 🙂


  2. M-R says:

    The only thing that worries me is that first one’s being so akin to the radical islam stance … 😐


    • Interesting that zen is similar in this instance to a radical fundamentalist movement. I tend to think in the positive framework and then it sounds motivating, but I can see what you are getting at. Thanks always for contributing valuable insight M.R.


  3. bkpyett says:

    Love these, M-R, all ancient wisdom has similarities! ❤


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