Spirituality and You: Wisdom

Monday, January 23, 2017

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This week Sister Valerie Sweeney invites us to look at some proverbs from other countries. Can you find the wisdom that each one contains?

  • “In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.” (Chinese)
  • “The reverse side also has a reverse side.” (Japanese)
  • “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” (Irish)
  • “For the benefit of the flowers we water the thorns.” (Egyptian)
  • “The last seven hairs are combed with special care.” (Russian)
  • “Grain by grain, a loaf; stone by stone, a castle.” (Bulgarian)
  • “Speak little, speak the truth; spend little, pay cash.” (German)
  • “If you can’t do as you wish, do as you can.” (Spanish)
  • “A lie travels around the world while the truth is putting on her shoes.” (French)
  • “If you wish to know who a person is, place him or her in authority.” (Czech)
  • “If you run after two rabbits, you won’t catch either.” (Armenian)


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