Thoughtful Thursday: Irish Proverbs

Bíonn siúlach scéalach. 

Hiking Ireland

People who travel have lots of stories to tell.

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Thoughtful Thursday

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

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“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
Henry Miller



Castle using eye for wide angle lens


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Thoughtful Thursday

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.



~Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
Norwegian Playwright



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Thoughtful Thursday: Hungarian Proverbs

Akinek vaj van a a fején ne menjen a napra.

If you have butter on your head, don’t go out into the sun.


  • English equivalent: He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun.
  • Meaning: Know your limitations and weaknesses; Don’t do something that is sure to damage you.

MELTING THE SKY (Photo credit: CARLOS62)

Thoughtful Thursday: Taiwanese Proverbs

A cow which is dragged to Beijing is still a cow.

A person with a bad habit can’t change his behavior, even if the surroundings are different.

English: A Highland cow on Lewis Island, Scotland.

English: A Highland cow on Lewis Island, Scotland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thoughtful Thursday: German Language Proverbs

Auf jeden Regen folgt auch Sonnenschein.

Lit:  After every rainfall comes sunshine.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

silver lining

silver lining (Photo credit: BruceTurner)

Thoughtful Thursday: Danish Proverbs

Vejen til en vens hus er aldrig lang.


The road to a friend’s house is never long.


13/6.2012 - ud på landet

13/6.2012 – ud på landet (Photo credit: julochka)

Thoughtful Thursday: Korean Proverbs

가는 말이 고와야 오는 말이 곱다.  


If the outgoing words are beautiful, then the incoming words will be beautiful, too. 


Usage: Used to encourage someone to be nice to others if they want others to be nice to them.


English: The first modern textbook in Korean L...

English: The first modern textbook in Korean Language (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thoughtful Thursday: Italian Proverbs

A chi vuole, non mancano modi. – Where there is a will, there is a way.


Where there is darkness, light.

Where there is darkness, light. (Photo credit: kern.justin)