Proverbs and sayings provide us wise words from all corners of the world whose subtext is a moral lesson or statement.
Best savoured a little at a time, these sayings are often handed down from generation to generation.
Each Friday, I post a saying, or proverb and a quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
An American Indian Proverb this week that seems self-explanatory: –
Every accomplishment begins with the decision to TRY. Therefore, must we also, at this point, decide to be brave?
Or does the desire to be thought of as brave come later?
There is little need for me to introduce the author of the quote, for this week. Perhaps you did not know that Ernest Hemingway talked about the FBI spying on him later in life. He was treated with electroshock.
It was later revealed that Hemingway was in fact watched, and Edgar Hoover had him placed under surveillance. Perhaps, in light of this, the following Hemingway quote is particularly apt.
“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
– Ernest Hemingway
What do you make of the quotes?
Do you find many people don’t listen fully to what is said?
What factors influence whether they listen or not?
Now posting on Fridays*