Each Sunday, I post a proverb, saying or quote and invite discussion on the various interpretations.
I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age.
Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures. They offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way relay runners might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us what we do with it and how we pass it on. Quotes, like proverbs, make us think more deeply about something.
Quotes, sayings and proverbs are very useful words that we can use in our daily lives. Passed down from generations before us, we can heed their wisdom and apply all the various layers and concepts to our modern lives. Join me in discussing their meanings every Friday on Proverbial Friday.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest, for it is love and hate at the same time. Arab Proverb "Jealousy is rubbing salt into your own wound. " Terri Guillemets How often does a partner, family member or friend have a behaviour that makes you feel jealous or uncomfortable? … Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Jealousy
If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. ~ Chinese Proverb Weekly Quotes I may have shared the Gandhi quote previously, but it is soberingly valuable words to repeat: - "Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep … Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Quitting