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.
When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
“They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them they didn’t understand life.”
Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.
~ Charles Kingsley
Charles Kingsley was a English clergyman, university professor, historian, and novelist, who must have had some strong feelings that greatly disturbed him. I am certain that thinking for too long about something might be a curse, in that one sometimes feels that there’s never a moment of peace, in one’s own mind, from the self-talk. The memory receptors, in our brain, work by reconstructing events, and with each recall of memory, there appears to be a slight change or enhancement of the memory, so if they are recalled often, they might be far from the reliable truths we regard them to be. More often, we find memories are often peppered with an individual’s own particular bias, rather than a precise itinerary of events.
But the Indian proverb, refers to something completely different, don’t you think?
Or can you see a correlation between quote and proverb?
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Please feel very welcome to join in the discussion, by leaving a comment, below.
Linking also to the Three day Quote challenge.
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Now posting on Fridays
Indeed this is something for us to ponder about