Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Theme Series: Proverbial Wisdom

I had fun selecting 20 maxims/proverbs which sparkle with insight. They are perennial in their wisdom and provide direction in how to live one's life.

- It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. - Chinese proverb

-Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. ~ Maori proverb

- Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. ~ Swedish proverb

-The obstacle is the path. - Zen proverb

- Trees often transplanted seldom prosper. ~ Flemish proverb

- Speak silver. Reply gold. ~ Swahili proverb

-The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. - Chinese proverb

-A good beginning is half the work. - Irish proverb

-Pearls lie not on the seashore. If thou desirest one, thou must dive for it. - Chinese proverb

-Ask the experienced rather than the learned. - Arabic proverb

-Everyone thinks his own burden heavy. - French proverb

Selected by quoteflections.

-It's not good for all of our wishes to be fulfilled. Through sickness, we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest. - Greek proverb

-Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak. - Turkish proverb

-He who gives to me teaches me to give. - Danish proverb

-Work relieves us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and want. - French proverb

-The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. - Native American proverb

-There is nothing noble in being superior to someone else. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self. - Hindu proverb

-If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people. - Chinese proverb

-Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance. - Native American Saying

-Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours. - Swedish proverb

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