Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdoms

I find 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.


If you are filled with pride, you won’t have room for wisdom.

African Proverb






I have always felt pride as an emotion, centered in the heart or chest, and wisdom to be centered in the head.

Can pride manifest in thoughts only, or does it always involve emotion?


We understand life backwards,

but have to live it forwards

– Kierkegaard


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What do you make of the Danish Philosopher, Kierkegaard’s comments?

Is this true for you?

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Proverbial Thursday – Something wistful to Ponder About