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.
The events in the United States, have over the last twenty four hours, dominated our media. I don’t intend to shy away, but rather to embrace this issue, in a different way, on Proverbial Thursday. I feel these few words reflect my thoughts and feelings, no matter what your political leanings.
The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. – Japanese proverb
“We do not have to like them, we only have to understand them.”
– An unknown radio commentator
The proverb has held to be true many times over. But do you agree with it?
The quote, is a comment in reference to understanding a culture different to one’s own, and yet I think it is even more profound if we were to use it to refer to one’s enemies, for the ultimate greater good of the world.
Our one world, in which we all live.
Do you agree?
Proverbial Thursday – something profound to ponder about.