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 lessoIMG_5251ns 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.

“Don’t let your sorrow come higher than your knees.” – Scandinavian Proverb

“Strangers are the ones who give a meaning to the word caring. They don’t give us expectations nor do they have any expectations from us” Anon

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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2 Responses to Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

  1. bkpyett says:

    Always good to read your proverbs! Love the first one particularly! 🙂


    • Thank you Barbara. I pondered quite a lot over that proverb, as I am unsure of the intended meaning. Then again, I also like that the interpretation of the proverb is really left to the reader’s own circumstances to determine what they get out of it.


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