Proverbs provide us with wise words, hitherto uttered by generally anonymous people. Uttered ever so succinctly, and so eloquently that a thousand meanings can be revealed in their simple words.
I think they can often be general rules for life itself, coming from all corners of the world. Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you think so too.
The hen knows the sun has risen, yet it still lets the rooster sing’
– West African Proverb
This proverb from Somalia, may unfortunately have some sage-ful advice, but may not be well – known.
‘If you cannot resolve your problems in peace, you can’t solve them with war’
– Somalian Proverb
And finally, a quote from the ruthless non-conformist, to balance out the proverbs –
‘People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights’
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Words from our ancestors, passed down from generation to generation.
Best savoured a little a time.
Always Something to Ponder About