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.They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned.
Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
‘You are part of something bigger than yourself’
– Afghani proverb
In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself solely as an individual. You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody, an uncle to somebody. [Source: http://stevemccurry.wordpress.com ]
My series on Confucian sayings continues:
“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.”
Something Proverbial to Ponder About