Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdoms

I find there is profound wisdom in the proverbs, sayings and quotes of days past, and I marvel at the way these few words 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 think so too.

This week, I continue my proverbs shared from Sifiso’s Blog.

Proverbs are used widely in African culture. Wisdom passed on from generation to generation in these short thought provoking phrases.


Money can’t talk, yet it can make lies look true

South African Proverb

and the quotes for this week come from an American Author:


“Opportunities dance with those on the dance floor.”

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”

– H Jackson Brown Jr.

Who do you think of, when you read the South African Proverb?

Is the first quote about exploitation or participation?

Can you find a better description of love, than H Jackson Brown Jr.?

I would be pleased to hear your comments.

I invite you to join in the discussion.

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Proverbial Thursday – Always Something to Ponder About






Monday Mystery Photo – Last week South Africa

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. This week’s photo was very kindly submitted by Pooja from Stories from Europe.

Does this scene look familiar? Do you know where it might be located?


Please do leave a comment if you think you know where the photograph is located and if you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog, when the answer is revealed the following week.

*N.B. If your comment/guess isn’t showing immediately, it is because comments are released on the following Thursday or Friday, of the week the Monday Mystery photo, is posted. That way, everyone gets a chance to guess, without peeking at any of the previous guesses.

New guest submissions of Monday Mystery Photos, are very welcome. Drop me an email, if you would like to submit a photograph, to Monday Mystery Photo. You will find my email by hovering over my gravatar and clicking on ‘Complete Profile.’

Last Week’s MMP

The guesses ranged from Italy to France, and even Australia, but the actual location of last week’s mystery photo was the road across the Hartebeespoort Dam wall, which is situated in North West Province, South Africa, 35 kilometres west of Pretoria/Tshwane.


Millie Thom, a frequent reader of Ineke’s blog, guessed correctly the country location. Good guessing, Millie!

Ineke whose blog you will find here, tells me that she grew up about 15 kilometres from the dam and says that today, it is totally different, but the road across the dam wall and through the tunnel remains the same.   Read more here:

Thanks so much Ineke, you gave us Something different to Ponder About

Monday Mystery