You cannot step in the same river twice– Middle Eastern Proverb
Can ‘change’ be a cyclic force, or is it more linear, with a beginning and an end?
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”-Ben Franklin
“The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them,
and as soon as they change what is wrong,
he stops.”― Confucius
What is your take on these sayings?
Do you agree with them?
Do you think change is always cyclic or linear, with a beginning and end?
Was Ben Franklin right? Or blind to contentment?
Everyone’s opinion is important. What is yours?
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Background to Sunday Sayings
Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog. This morphed into Sunday Sayings.
I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age.
Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures.