‘A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience’, so said Miguel de Cervantes. This week’s proverb: ‘Good fences make good neighbours.’
Proverbs: You Cannot Run with the Hare…
‘A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience’, so said Miguel de Cervantes. This week’s proverb: “You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.”
Proverbs: If You Lie Down with Dogs…
‘A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience’, so said Miguel de Cervantes. “If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas.”
Proverbs: A Chain Is Only As Strong…
Proverbs are nuggets of wisdom, passed down through centuries which we can still learn from today. “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”
There Is Something You Can Do
What can we do on the days when we can’t get a handle on negative emotions? Sometimes, the best we can hope for, is not to ruin another person’s day. With quotes from Malik, Aurelius & more.
Boundaries Worth Protecting
We so deeply need people that we often forget the importance of boundaries. But what are we giving up in surrendering our boundaries? Quotes from G. Fisher & more.
R. W. Emerson on True Friendship
In his 1841 essay ‘Friendship’, R. W. Emerson looks at two basic elements that go into the composition of true friendship. With quotes from the essay.
Embracing Our Roles
What is our role? Like actors gracing the stage, every day we wake to a role; or to be more accurate, various roles. Quotes from Shakespeare, Herbert & more.
A Policy of Appeasement
“Blessed is he, who has learned to bear what he cannot change, and to give up with dignity, what he cannot save.” We take on the responsibility of appeasing someone’s feelings, foolishly attempting to control something we can’t. Quotes from Schiller & Huxley.
The Moment Before We React
When we are mistreated, most of us react, and reactions are emotional. We get angry, upset and we grasp the wrongful treatment with both hands, like a crab might his dinner.