Proverbs and sayings often provide us with wise words from all corners of the world. Best savoured a little at a time, these sayings are passed down from generation to generation. 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.
Both offerings this week on Proverbial Thursday speak of opportunities. Opportunities are chances that suggest the possibility of something more.
If you don’t scale the mountain, you can’t view the plane –
Many consider opportunities to be intrinsically linked to luck, but are they?
Opportunities come to us, when we open ourselves up to them –
Do you open yourself to possibilities?
Could they be there right under your nose?
Proverbial Thursday – always an opportunity to ponder about something!
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.
‘You are part of something bigger than yourself’
– Afghani proverb
In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself solely as an individual. You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody, an uncle to somebody. [Source: http://stevemccurry.wordpress.com ]
My series on Confucian sayings continues:
“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.” ― Confucius
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.
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.”