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.

“Smaa gryder har ogsaa oerer”   “Small saucepans also have ears”

– Danish proverb (referring to children overhearing adults)

Thanks to Nina for her contribution to Proverbial Thursday!

“The spider is a repairer. If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn’t get mad. She weaves and repairs it.”
~ Louise Bourgeois

Something to Ponder About

Advertisements

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.
This entry was posted in Community, History & Traditions, proverbial thursday, Quotes, Sayings, Traditions, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.