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.
The proverb this week contains a warning regarding ‘loose lips’ – at least that is the way I see it!
Do you have another interpretation?
Proverb of the Week:
Don’t make use of another’s mouth unless it has been loaned to you-
Quote of the Week:
Only in solitude, do we find ourselves – Miguel de Unamuno
Miguel de Unamuno was a Spanish intellectual and writer, who thought that history could best be understood by looking at the small histories of anonymous people, rather than by focusing on major events such as wars and political pacts.
Life was tragic, according to Unamuno, because of the knowledge that we are to die. He explains much of human activity as an attempt to survive, in some form, after our death.Unamuno: “Those who believe they believe in God, but without passion in the heart, without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe only in the idea of God, and not in God himself.”
Unamuno summarized his personal creed thus: “My religion is to seek for truth in life and for life in truth, even knowing that I shall not find them while I live. [Wiki]
What do you make of Miguel’s words?
When you are alone, is this where you really are yourself?
Or does the loneliness and quiet of solitude unsettle you?
Do you fear loneliness, will be a curse, as you age?
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Something to Ponder About this Thursday