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.PHOTO_20140323_124254

“A beard doesn’t make a philosopher.” Russian Proverb

Shakespeare did have a way with words – he invented more than 500 including radiance, lacklustre, lonely, bump, and amazement – and coined phrases used so often they have become cliches such as “all’s well that ends well”, “what’s done is done” and “too much of a good thing”. – Daily Newspaper  (

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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4 Responses to Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

  1. I really like the Russian proverb. So simply and yet full of depth. 🙂


    • Some of the proverbs are really amazing in that everyone can interpret and find meaning in their words, according to their own perspective. I am so glad you liked this one! I do too. Thanks for visiting my blog.


  2. Interesting. My son knew this, I didn’t. Love the photo. 😀

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