Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. Proverbial thursdfly sml 3932

They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, 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.

If you light a path for somebody, it will also brighten your path –

Chinese Proverb


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult –

Seneca Indian

and a final thought from Buddha to ponder about, this Thursday –

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

  1. Budda, such truth…thank you for sharing. I always look forward to your posts.

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  2. What a great idea. I find sayings and proverbs really uplifting. I often like reading them when I am feeling fed up! I love the chinese proverb about ‘not daring that is difficult; that resonates hugely with me – particularly at the moment as the last year has seen me be more brave in my choices and reaping the rewards! 🙂


    • You are so right about the uplifting nature of proverbs. There is also some really great tongue in cheek humour in some of them. All in all, they are gems. If you have any you wish to contribute to my weekly feature, I would be glad to have them. [and credit you, as source, of course!] Thanks for visiting me.


  3. milliethom says:

    That is a wonderful one from Buddha, and so beautifully put. I also really like the first one and think it’s very true. 🙂


  4. I am just as spellbound as you are in regard to the depth of some of these sayings, Millie. They are gems and lessons for us all! Thanks for your comment.


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