Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdom

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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 Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking. 

I hope you think so too.

 

Until lions learn to tell their tale, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter  – African Proverb

 

I am not a fan of the Harry Potter stories, but the following quote contains good advice:

 

‘It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.’

  – Joanne Kathleen Rowling

J.K. Rowling experienced failure, yet she persisted in trying and at last, she got lucky.

Is the glorious hunter reliving his interpretation of the experience, based on his life, values and senses, or might wishful thinking be clouding his judgement of events? Would the lion’s perspective be any different?  What is your interpretation?

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdoms

Proverbs and sayings provide us with wise words, hitherto uttered by generally anonymous folk. Said ever so succinctly, and eloquently, that a thousand meanings can be revealed in a few succinct words.

Oftentimes, these wise words are general rules for life itself, and come from all corners of the world.  Best savoured a little at a time, these sayings are passed down from generation to generation, almost as if our ancestors are speaking to us themselves.

Each Thursday, I post a saying, or proverb and a quote that I find thought-provoking. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Struggling against Boko Harem in Cameroon Source: https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/central-africa/cameroon

 

Continuing our African theme, this week we have a proverb, that I believe, refers to contentment. Limpid water is unclouded, translucent, and in a way, melodious.  Can this be related to a heart that has reconciled negativity and achieved a sense of satisfaction in life?

 

The heart of the wise man lies quiet like limpid water – (Cameroon proverb)

 

Site of the ancient fortress

 

Henry Miller inspired me this week with his thought that there was nothing better than self-improvement, stemming from a journey in one’s own mind:

 

“There is only one great adventure and that

is inward towards the self.”

Henry Miller

 

 

What do you make of the proverb from Cameroon?

Do you think Henry Miller referred to the infinite realm of possibilities or, fantasy?

I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Proverbial Thursday – Thought provoking words to Ponder About

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

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 Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking.  I hope you will too.

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“Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” – Carl Bard

Something proverbial to ponder about today