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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

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.

Det er med løgn som med en snebold, jo længere den triller, jo større bliver den.

It is with lies as with a snowball, the longer they continue, the bigger they become.

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I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway

Something to Ponder About this Thursday

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

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. Proverbial thursdfly sml 3932

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.

If you light a path for somebody, it will also brighten your path –

Chinese Proverb

 

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult –

Seneca Indian

and a final thought from Buddha to ponder about, this Thursday –

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Community, History & Traditions

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from Around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.

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Knowledge is like a garden, if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.
-Guinean Proverb

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
-Sally Field

 

Something to Ponder About

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.

“Smaa gryder har ogsaa oerer”   “Small saucepans also have ears”

– Danish proverb (referring to children overhearing adults)

Thanks to Nina for her contribution to Proverbial Thursday!

“The spider is a repairer. If you bash into the web of a spider, she doesn’t get mad. She weaves and repairs it.”
~ Louise Bourgeois

Something to Ponder About

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Quotes from Around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.

The first proverb almost contradicts the 30 day book challenge I am currently undertaking

“Better to travel ten thousand miles than to read ten thousand books” ~  Chinese proverb

The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence – Charles Bukowski

Something to Ponder About this Thursday

 

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.

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Let your mistakes be your motivation, not your excuses –  Unknown

The true traveler is he who goes on foot, and even then, he sits down a lot of the time.”
–Colette, Paris From My Window (1944)

You are welcome to link here, by leaving a comment,  if you have some proverbs or quotes of your own you will like to share. Spread the wisdom….

Something I’ll Ponder About this Thursday

 

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from Around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.IMG_20131210_092952

In view of the passing of the maverick, brash, but visionary past prime minister, Gough Whitlam, a staunch egalitarianist, the quote is Gough’s response on his 80th birthday, when asked about the after life and on his possible future meeting with God: “You can be sure of one thing, I shall treat Him as an equal.”
– Whitlam

“A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.” Jewish Proverb

Something to Ponder About

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.IMG_5432

“A father deserted by a wise son is like being caught in a shower without a felt.” – Tibetan Proverb

“A lake that is noisy cannot reflect anything”- Robert Adams

Some  wise words to ponder about

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I think there is 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 across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something.Travelthemepurplejul14

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

 

“Make a friend when you don’t need one.” – Jamaican Proverb

“He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.” – Unknown

 

Something to Ponder About this Thursday

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.IMG_3447

“A barking dog does not disturb the man on a camel.” – Egyptian Proverb

Halfway through the journey of our life, I find myself in a dark wood – Dante

Some sayings to ponder about today.

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.

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“Even old trees have a purpose.” – unknown

“A faithful friend is a strong defense; And he that hath found him hath found a treasure.” – Louisa May Alcott

Some words to Ponder About today

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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 beautiful thing is never perfect.” IMG_20140624_181609

  • Egyptian Proverb

…and a quote that is seen in a variety of forms, yet still true nonetheless

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

Norman Vincent Peale

 

Something to Ponder About

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can 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.

From Africa:

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“A deaf man may not have heard the thunder but he surely will see the rain.”

– Malian Proverb

and a saying this week inferring that power corrupts:

“The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.”

– James Madison

 

Something to Ponder About.