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 Friday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.
I hope you will too.
The proverb this week comes from Poland.
In a game it’s difficult to know when to stop. ~ Polish Proverb
I do believe that there is another layer to the Polish quote. But what is it?
The game of Life?
Does it refer to our competitive natures? Or the overwhelming desire to win?
If indeed that proverb relates to competition, we would do well to remember this saying –
“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” ~ George S. Patton
U.S. Army General George Patton earned the nickname Old Blood and Guts and served in both World Wars, so perhaps he had incisive terms of reference, for his quote.
Do you believe we have an innate ability to spring back from rock bottom, often called in contemporary times: resilience, or, can it be learned through education?
I would love to hear your thoughts. Join in the discussion by leaving a comment below.
Now posting on Fridays
Indeed this is something for us to ponder about