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Proverbial Thursday – Global Proverbs

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.

In coming weeks, there will be a series of Swedish proverbs. Many of them speak of age -old traditions, customs or knowledge, and even can be a comment on life in general.

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Magra myggor biter värst.  Thin Mosquitoes bite the worst. – Swedish proverb

 

The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche’s quote is intriguing and one that I am still cogitating on. What do you think it means?

Proverbial Thursday offers Something To Ponder About

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – Macro

Macro photos are an insight into another world. The camera allows us to freeze that moment for later inspection. Hidden in the weed known as  “pigface” was a small insect that I captured with my old Nexus 4.

“A weed is a plant in the wrong place” – Gardener’s saying

 

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Each week has a different phonoegraphic theme

Join in at Sally’s Blog Lens and Pens

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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.

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Stolen food is never tasty but a meal shared with friends is delicious. – Unknown Origin

Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the willingness to deal with them joyfully. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Something to Ponder About

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

Proverbial smlI 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.

The fool is thirsty in the midst of water.
-Ethiopian Proverb

“Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.”

– William J.H. Boetcker

Above quote was shared with permission from Paula at Lost in Translation.

Thanks Paula, it is a great quote and something well worth pondering about.

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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.

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A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own.
-Latin Proverb

Photography takes an instant out of time altering life by holding it still   Dorothy Lange

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. 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.

From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.
-Catalan Proverb

“The mind will always chatter; but when we refuse to listen or absorb any spews of negativity that it speaks, the chatter will become the voice of our heart which will only speak the truth, from a loving viewpoint, that our mind does not want us to know.”

~ A Window of Wisdom

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.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 can be 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.   An anonymous quote and proverb this Thursday to do with our own cognition.

You can not depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus   – Unknown

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the BS story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”– Unknown

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 can be 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.Family 2013 006

 

Brent barn skyr ilden”–A burnt child avoids the fire (Once bitten, twice shy)

Norwegian Proverb

Nothing lasts forever, so live it up, drink it down, laugh it off, avoid the drama, take chances and never have regrets because at one point everything you did was exactly what you wanted.

Marilyn Monroe

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 can be 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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Words can make a deeper scar than silence can heal.  ~Author Unknown

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
―Mae West

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 can be 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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Det behøver ikke koste en bondegård
= English: It does not have to cost a lost of money (literally: It does not have to cost a farm)

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”

(Buddha)

Something to ponder about.

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the world.

Every one is cutting back, loosing jobs, money and contentment. Thank goodness proverbs are something that has not changed much over the generations.

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Each Thursday I post a thought-provoking quote/saying and  proverb. Here is today’s contribution:

“Try to be like the turtle–at ease in your own shell.”

(Bill Copeland)

“Living is like tearing through a museum.
Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw,
thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering –
because you can’t take it in all at once.”

–  Audrey Hepburn –

Dansk: Skæg for sig og snot for sig =
English: Don’t mix business with pleasure,
literally = Keep beard (or: fun) and snot apart

Danish proverb

Something the bearded ones ponder about?