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 think so too.
Until lions learn to tell their tale, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter – African Proverb
I am not a fan of the Harry Potter stories, but the following quote contains good advice:
‘It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.’
– Joanne Kathleen Rowling
J.K. Rowling experienced failure, yet she persisted in trying and at last, she got lucky.
Is the glorious hunter reliving his interpretation of the experience, based on his life, values and senses, or might wishful thinking be clouding his judgement of events? Would the lion’s perspective be any different? What is your interpretation?
Proverbial Thursday – Something to Ponder About