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.
Continuing our trip around the African continent, this week, I find some words from Sudan to mull over. But are they true?
If our feet leave the earth we no longer live in peace –
Do you think peace runs away from those who fail to be humble or modest? Or not? Can someone who is extremely proud or overbearing find serenity? Or is their pride and desire for others to notice and acknowledge their efforts the very thing that prevents them from feeling secure in who they are? Is their focus too inward or driven to be well grounded?
Quote of the week :
The quote this week comes from Friedrich Nietzsche: German poet, nihilist and philosopher.
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge –
Nietzsche often has something interesting or at least provocative to say, but that was always his intention, wasn’t it?
What do you make of the writings this week. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Something to Ponder About