Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdoms

I find 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 think so too.

 

If you are filled with pride, you won’t have room for wisdom.

African Proverb

 

 

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I have always felt pride as an emotion, centered in the heart or chest, and wisdom to be centered in the head.

Can pride manifest in thoughts only, or does it always involve emotion?

 

We understand life backwards,

but have to live it forwards

– Kierkegaard

 

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What do you make of the Danish Philosopher, Kierkegaard’s comments?

Is this true for you?

Join in the discussion by leaving a comment below.

 

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdoms

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 think so too. 

The proverb this week contains a warning regarding ‘loose lips’ – at least that is the way I see it!

Do you have another interpretation?

Proverb of the Week:

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Don’t make use of another’s mouth unless it has been loaned to you-

Belgian Proverb


 

Quote of the Week:

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Only in solitude, do we find ourselves – Miguel de Unamuno

 

 

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Miguel de Unamuno was a Spanish intellectual and writer, who thought that history could best be understood by looking at the small histories of anonymous people, rather than by focusing on major events such as wars and political pacts.

Life was tragic, according to Unamuno, because of the knowledge that we are to die. He explains much of human activity as an attempt to survive, in some form, after our death.

Unamuno: “Those who believe they believe in God, but without passion in the heart, without uncertainty, without doubt, and even at times without despair, believe only in the idea of God, and not in God himself.”

Unamuno summarized his personal creed thus: “My religion is to seek for truth in life and for life in truth, even knowing that I shall not find them while I live. [Wiki]

 

What do you make of Miguel’s words?

When you are alone, is this where you really are yourself?

Or does the loneliness and quiet of solitude unsettle you?

Do you fear loneliness, will be a curse, as you age?

Join in the discussion, by leaving a comment of your thoughts

Something to Ponder About this Thursday

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Spain

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location or what it is. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog, when the answer is revealed, the following Monday.

Guest Submissions are very welcome!

Please note that I will release comments in the latter part of each week, usually Thursday or Friday, Australia time, and in this way, everyone can have a guess without a spoiler being revealed prematurely.

This Week’s Monday Mystery Photograph

I am throwing out a difficult challenge this week.

The following photo was snapped, of me, in recent times, with a slightly dishevelled soldier from a historical re-enactment group that is pertinent to his locality. Do you have an idea of the location for this military group, based on his costume, or even hidden elements in the photo? (-if you are a super sleuth!)

The correct country is sufficient for this week’s answer.

This Week’s Mystery Photograph

Last week’s Monday Mystery Photograph

Photo by Mia Hustad

Last week’s photo was located on the road to El chorro, north of Malaga, Andalucia in Spain.

This hermitage is located at the old village of Bobastro. It was renovated late last century  at which time they discovered  a series of tombs carved into the rock. There is also remains of a watchtower, known as Moro Rock, indicating the historic importance of the site.  As an aside, it seems that cross religo-cultural forces interplayed here, as the festival of Moors and Christians were celebrated here until the 1920’s. A pilgrimage mass of the Virgen de Villaverde, is still celebrated here.

The following bloggers identified the photograph’s location correctly in Spain:

thetravellingdiaryofadippydottygirl

leggypeggy

travelingmatters.net

https://travel-gourmand.com

https://seenorway.wordpress.com/about/

 

Some narrowed down the location even further:-

https://colonialist.wordpress.com

masterofsomethingyet.com

 

and some further still:-

ledrakenoir.wordpress.com

recipereminiscing.wordpress.com

Impressive knowledge everyone. Well done!

 

Monday Mystery

Will you guess this week’s photograph?

It is Something different to Ponder About

Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Segovia

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I invite you to leave a comment*,  if you think you know the location of this week’s photograph, (posted above). If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog, when the answer is revealed the following week.  Guest contributions to MMP are very welcome.

Where is the following photograph located?

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*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.

Last Week’s photograph

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“Built during the second half of the 1st century A.D. under the rule of the Roman Empire, [the aqueduct in Segovia, Spain], supplied water from the Frío River to the city into the 20th century. The remaining portion of the structure stands 28.5 meters tall at its maximum height and nearly 6 additional meters deep in the main section. Along 14 kilometers of rolling landscape, the aqueduct adjusts to the contours of the valley, hills, and city. The pillars and arches of its tall, two-story arcades are made of solid blocks of stone fit closely together with little or no mortar.” [Source: www.wmf.org/project/aqueduct-segovia] Given World Heritage list status in 1985, the Aqueduct of Segovia, lies one hour from Madrid, and remains one of the most intact Roman aqueducts in Europe.

And the winners who guessed correctly are:

Drake – Ledrakenoir

Tara  – After the Rain

Ted from Recipereminiscing

Peggy – Where to Next?

and an Honourable mention to Snow melts Somewhere

Monday Mystery

 

An easy location this week, don’t you think? Come on, you know it!

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.

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

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

-Spanish Proverb

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Auschwitz Concentration Camp

 

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”*

― Edmund Burke

Source: cambodianbeginnings.wordpress.com

 

World history is such an interesting topic, but also can be heartbreaking to study. We seek to learn from it, yet so often I can see recurring themes and incidents. Different places and people but the same lesson over and over again. Do you see them too?

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Cambodia, Auschwitz, Bosnia, Syria, Australia! Even in Australia, a country that has, by and large, been untouched by civil and international wars, conducted planned and unplanned genocide on parts of its indigenous population. Why do we never learn history’s painful lesson? Are we doomed to repeat this over and over?

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Something awfully tragic to Ponder About

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