Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of Wisdom

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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“A thousand workers, a thousand plans” – Chinese Proverb

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You do the thing you’re scared shitless of and then you get your courage. Not before. That’s the way it works. Three Kings, (Movie)

What do you make of the saying and the Proverb? Do you agree?

If not, why not?

(Oh! I sound like one of those dreadful surveys asking you to rate things between 1 and 10 then asking you to justify your answers…. please let me know your thoughts anyway).

Something to Ponder About this Thursday*

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Proverbs and Sayings

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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 will too.

This week the proverb comes from Denmark:

“The horse one cannot have, always has a fault.”

 

Confucius (551–479 BC) was a teacher, editor, politician, and Chinese philosopher. Confucius teachings deeply influenced East Asian life and thought.The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity  and this week, I am delighted to continue the series of Confucian sayings:

“I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others.”― Confucius

 

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.

“A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.” Chinese Proverb

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The saying I have chosen to post today appeared on a blog I recently discovered, An Old Age.  Jostein is Norwegian and writes engagingly about his life and family in Denmark. He has kindly given me permission to use his quote here.

To me, his words sum up the value of Proverbs and sayings in our modern life:-

” a quote is like one instrument from an entire orchestra”  Jostein Sand Nilsen at the blog: An Old Age

It is not the words themselves, but how you put them together and assign meaning to them, that makes them ‘play’ for you!

Something to Ponder About this Thursday.

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

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

Talk does not cook rice – Chinese proverb

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

(Muhammad Ali)

Something to ponder about.

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the world

Proverbs:

Wise words from our ancestors, passed down from generation to generation. Best savoured a little a time.

They may sound trite, the authors are anonymous, and wisdom is surely found within their concise words.

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Even though I am surely not the author, I will share one of my own proverbs today, one that makes a great caption for my photo above:

Some days you are the pigeon, some days you are the statue.

Today I am the pigeon, or skua ( in photo above) but tomorrow I might just as easily be the statue. Life is unpredicatable and dynamic!

Proverbial sayings from years of wisdom or wisdom of the years, encapsulated in the following words.

On obesity and hard work:

Eating while seated makes one of large size; eating while standing makes one strong.

Hindu Proverb

and one that I have heard used in the media of late:

Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.

Chinese Proverb

That is overwhelmingly an important thing for us all to ponder about from time to time.