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.
Work is afraid of a skilled worker – Russian Proverb
Progress always involves risks, you can steal second base and keep your foot on first- Frederick Wilcox
I have not posted a Russian proverb before, and although succinct and to the point, it does give us some food for thought. I see that it encourages endeavor, and a strong work ethic, fortitude and determination. Is that what you get from it?
Progress is sometimes a sore point with me, when I see historic buildings being torn down in favor of new less aesthetic concrete structures. But progress is essential in our economy. Having said that, progress is not eternally possible in a finite world, so should we re-consider the direction of progress in its western sense?
It seems Frederick Wilcox also had reservations about the risks of progress. What do you make of his quote?
Something to Ponder About