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Proverbial Thursday – Pearls of 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.

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The less you expect, the more pleasant life gets

– Anonymous

 

Do expectations set you up for failure? Or give you a challenge to rise to?

Is there one thing that it is impossible not to have expectations about? Perhaps our career?

Perhaps we might feel less burdened without expectations? I know I would feel freer, but I fear that my motivation might also then decrease proportionately. What do you think?

 

I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it, will offend someone

– Peter Steele

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Like expectations, is it impossible to have a world devoid of offensive opinions? Can we be so politically correct, so careful in our communication, so inert in our opinions that we do not offend?

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Proverbial Thursday challenging you to have Something to Ponder About.

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdom

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.

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Both offerings this week on Proverbial Thursday speak of opportunities. Opportunities are chances that suggest the possibility of something more.

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If you don’t scale the mountain, you can’t view the plane –

Chinese Proverb

 

Many consider opportunities to be intrinsically linked to luck, but are they?

 

Opportunities come to us, when we open ourselves up to them –

J Wundrow

 

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Do you open yourself to possibilities?

Could they be there right under your nose?

Proverbial Thursday – always an opportunity to ponder about something!

 

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Proverbial Thursday – Global 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 think so too.

 

Continuing a series of African proverbs, I thought the following may not necessarily be true, but is wishful thinking and poignant. Is there a deeper layer to this saying?

 

 

Milk and honey have different colors, but they share the same house peacefully –

(African proverb)

 

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“We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the way in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us.”

F. Nietzsche

 

 

 

The offerings this week might be a comment on current events and indicate their timelessness in describing certain facets of human behaviour. Or do you have another idea of what they might mean?

 

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Proverbial Thursday – Indeed its Something to Ponder About

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