Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

Proverbial smlI 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. 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.

(Mentiras tem pernas curtas) Lies have short legs – Unknown (If you know the origin, please tell me)

At this very moment, you may be saying to yourself that you have any number of admirable qualities. You are a loyal friend, a caring person, someone who is smart, dependable, fun to be around. That’s wonderful, and I’m happy for you, but let me ask you this: are you being any of those things to yourself?
Phillip C. McGraw

Something to ponder about


6 thoughts on “Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

  1. The second quote is particularly interesting. A lot of the time, we like to reach out to others, and put them before ourselves. But we can’t love someone else until we love ourselves and take care of ourselves in the first place. It’s important to help others find their way, but at the end of the day we are important too. We have a place in this world and there are people who love us and want us to be happy.

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    1. There are many quotes that intimate this concept, however this one was so direct, it makes me really stop and think. We often forget to take care of ourselves. Sometimes thinking of ourselves feels a little indulgent and this is sometimes reinforced by religious teachings.

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  2. Mabel Kwong: I keyed your name and found our photos to be quite beautiful especially this one:New dawn, new stories. Vivid sunrises know no seasons. Yarra River | Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-Season. Perhaps that is why you feel you are important to.Yes and the second quote is very interesting.

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