History & Traditions, Motivational, Philosophy

Weekly Quote and Proverb

Proverbs and Quotes provide us with wisdom from days past.

These words, generally anonymous and uttered so succinctly, can teach us so much, in just a few words.

Here are this week offerings:

The greater love is a mother’s;

then comes a dog’s;

then a sweetheart’s – Polish Proverb

Schnauzer dog

In these times of pandemic and social distancing, we would do well to remember the Danish proverb:

No one is rich enough

to do

without a neighbour.

Danish Proverb
Dragør

As a second wave of Corona looks to be commencing in a southern state, the final word goes to Thomas Edison –

Stay safe.

18 thoughts on “Weekly Quote and Proverb”

    1. Thank you, Alison. Sometimes neighbours have a terrible reputation and we have had some in the past. In my new community, the kindness and thoughtfulness of neighbour has been evident in the pandemic.

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        1. It happens. I have dealt with them too. It is helping us to learn how to handle difficult people in our midst, I think, Alison. Each side has to bend and flex and then respond appropriately, according to the situation. You whatsapp group sounds fun. Does it work well?

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          1. I never see these people normally.
            There are only 9 houses in our street and we usually have a Christmas street party. So it was nice that everyone was getting to know one another finally. We are very good friends also with the neighbours at the back of us.

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  1. cathynative77@gmail.com Pastor Cathy Native

    On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 5:57 AM Something to Ponder About wrote:

    > Forestwood posted: ” Proverbs and Quotes provide us with wisdom from days > past. These words, generally anonymous and uttered so succinctly, can teach > us so much, in just a few words. Here are this week offerings: The greater > love is a mother’s; then comes a dog’s; ” >

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        1. Yes lucky for you that you moved away quickly. I agree with your comment, Margaret. I would not like to live with neighbours that threatened a person in some way or were dangerous. Can you imagine what it must be like to have your home not be a sanctuary? I would have to rent the house/flat and leave asap, I think. I need that secure base where I can relax and be me.

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  2. Great proverbs, Amanda. I love them all. Of course, in my case even my dogs love was the greatest in my life. I do have a few good neighbors and many that stay to themselves but no really awful neighbors and that’s a real blessing. I’ve heard some horror stories. I live in a safe area so my fortune is very expansive. Edison had it right. The more you fail, the more you know what not to do again. Eventually, you succeed. 😉 Have a great week ahead.

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