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.
Dig a well then close the well, but do not fire a worker – Arabic Proverb
The Arabic proverb is somewhat of an enigma to me. Is it metaphorical, literal, or satirical?
The Saying this week comes from a strong, peace- loving person, and again an enigmatic quote that really makes me ponder the things our enemies can teach us. The value of human life, all human life, whether they are your friend or enemy.
Tragic circumstances help you develop inner strength, the courage to face them without emotional breakdown. Who teaches this? Not your friend, but your enemy. Dalai Lama
What do you make of this week’s words of wisdom?
Something for you to ponder about this Thursday