Community, History & Traditions

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.

Danish proverb:Image

Det behøver ikke koste en bondegård
= English: It does not have to cost a lost of money (literally: It does not have to cost a farm)

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

(Buddha)

Something to ponder about.

Community, History & Traditions

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

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 yoIcelandu will too.

“He who hurries cannot walk with dignity.” In a Chinese fortune cookie

and a Finnish Proverb given to me by a blogger friend, Travel Bungle

“Keep going, said the old woman in the deep snow”

Rama said “We have no right to ask when a sorrow comes, ‘Why did this happen to me?’ unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.” This one is particularly pertinent for me this week, having lost a family member.

Special words for you to ponder about this Thursday.

Community, History & Traditions

Proverbial Thursday – Wise words from around the World

Proverbs and sayings are uttered so succinctly that much can be learned from a few small words. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from many generations and cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned.

Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.Europe 2011second batch 038

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

Special words for you to ponder about on Thursdays.

One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
French Proverb

God has no religion. Gandhi

Community, History & Traditions

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

Proverbs and sayings contain so much wisdom, and are usually utterly so succinctly, in just a few small words. They carry the wisdom down with them via many generations. Each thursday, I post a proverb and a saying or Quote, that I find thought provoking. I hope you will too.

Something to ponder about on Thursdays.

“Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.”

Vigeland Sculpture park, Oslo

Another Norwegian proverb:

“Det er ikke gull alt som glimrer”–All is not gold that glitters.

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

Proverbs are valuable lessons for life, if we take the time to think deeply about them. I love to share their wisdom, uttered so succinctly. This week, I have a found a proverb and a quote regarding wealth.Hjelen

No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.
Danish Proverb

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”

Socrates

(Because if you aren’t happy with what you have, you won’t be any happier when what you have is doubled.)

Is that what this Danish man in the picture is pondering about?

Community, Motivational

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

Wise words from days past, generally anonymous, but uttered so succinctly, that much can be learned in just a few words. Something to ponder about.

Here are this week’s:

SWEDISH PROVERB
In calm water every ship has a good captain.

(Viking Queen has probably heard that one.)

Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.

Sticking for the minute,  with the Swedish theme of this week’s post:

Life is being on the wire. Everything else is just waiting.
Karl Wallenda

NORWEGIAN SAYING

Husk å elske mens du ennå tør. Husk å leve mens du ennå lever.

Remember to love while you still dare. Remember to live while you’re still alive!

A good quote at the right time can inspire, transcend, counter negative thoughts, help us dream, instruct, allow us the opportunity to escape, validate our thinking and beliefs, and offer basic truths.
Good quotes can also help abate the feeling of being alone. The knowledge that someone else, in some past time felt the same way I am feeling in this moment brings a sense of connectedness, and normalcy.

C.S. Lewis wrote, “We read to know we’re not alone.”from A RISK TAKER’SBOOK OF QUOTES Compiled and Edited by JONATHAN WUNROWIMG_3227