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.
Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you will too.
This week I have chosen a proverb that is so meaningful to me. Although it comes from China, it has been my mantra for raising my children and also for sharing with my friends, any skill, they would find useful. It speaks of a very practical approach to life, for where would we be without knowledge, and especially knowledge passed from generation to generation.
When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others – Chinese Proverb
Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had – Friedrich Nietzsche
Do you agree with Nietzsche’s quote? What do you think of it?
Proverbial Thursday gives me Something to Ponder About