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Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdoms

Proverbs provide us with wise words, hitherto uttered  by generally anonymous people. Uttered ever so succinctly, and so eloquently that a thousand meanings can be revealed in their simple words.  General rules for life itself, from every corner of the world.

Each Thursday, I post a Proverb or Saying and a Quote that I find thought-provoking. 

I hope you think so too.

The strength of the crocodile is the water

South African Proverb

What is a possible interpretation of this proverb?


And the quote this week comes also from South Africa:

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,

but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela





Do you agree with Mandela, a man that has faced fear countless times and yet survived to defeat it?

How do you overcome your fears?


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Proverbial Thursday: Wise words from our ancestors, passed down from generation to generation. Best savoured a little a time.

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