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 will too.


A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit inGreek Proverb

People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks make about two big mistakes a year

Peter Drucker.

Peter Drucker, hitherto unheard of by me, (for clearly I have led a sheltered life – lol), was apparently an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings have come to be regarded as landmark foundations of the modern business management. Sufficiently interested?
Read more here

The proverb above has featured in many different forms, stating a similar sentiment.  I find it interesting to be ascribed as a Greek proverb. Have you heard this proverb before?

If so where?

And how does Peter Drucker’s words alter your perception of risk?

Something to Ponder About this Thursday

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