Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings 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.

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Let your mistakes be your motivation, not your excuses –  Unknown

The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.”
–Colette, Paris From My Window (1944)

You are welcome to link here, by leaving a comment,  if you have some proverbs or quotes of your own you will like to share. Spread the wisdom….

Something I’ll Ponder About this Thursday



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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4 Responses to Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

  1. TidiousTed says:

    Never talk of rope when with a hanged man’s family – Portuguese proverb


  2. TidiousTed says:

    Idleness breeds lust – Chinese proverb


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