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.
Do you believe things happen for a reason, or is there merely a continuum of movement and progression (forward or sometimes backwards), in your life? Just as the river flows from its spring to the estuary, we are all on a journey from the lofty beginnings of life to the wide, winding meanderings of a river close to its mouth.
This week’s proverb comes from Poland and has many layers.
Do not push the river, it will flow by itself.
The quote this week comes from Danish physicist Niels Bohr: –
“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.”
I sense a touch of irony in his words. What do you make of them?
How much do you push the ‘river’ – or do you always go ‘with the flow?’
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