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 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.
As politics in the Western world is front and centre, the proverb and quotes this week are my own reflection on the current situation. You may be someone who is not interested in politics, but as it affects how each and every of us live our lives, to varying degrees, it is vitally important to have an opinion. As we can see things can so very quickly change from one day to the next.
Something to Ponder About?
To deceive a diplomat – speak the truth, he has no experience with it –
A few words from the Women’s marches in America earlier this week:
Women’s Rights aren’t up for GRABS.
Disability Rights are Civil Rights.
Respect for Existence or Expect Resistance.
and a final quote on materialism:
“Things that you own, end up owning you.”
Do you agree with the final quote?
The Greeks invented Democracy and yet their proverb sound quite cynical, don’t you think? Why would this be?
Were there marches in your city? How did you feel about them?
I would be pleased to hear your thoughts. Add to the discussion!