Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of 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.

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

I hope you will too.

A Bad Worker Quarrels with his Tools –  Chinese Proverb


and this:


“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”


“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content”

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

I have always thought to do a good job, it is important to have the right tools, but that isn’t always possible, so if we quarrel with the second-rate tools, are we still a bad worker?

I can see a correlation between the two quotes, from Leo Tolstoy. Can you?

I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Something to Ponder About this Thursday.