Ancient Proverbs: 21 – The Turks.

“A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words never can.”

~ Turkish Proverb

ancient turksThe Turks are another ancient culture that have managed to persevere throughout a long, long timeline of various disasters – both natural and otherwise. They have sprinkled ancient wisdom throughout the the cultures across the globe as well. And, they are one of the most eloquently spoken and written civilizations throughout history…something to be said about that much, for sure.

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Ancient Proverbs: 8 – The Norwegians.

“It’s no shame to look into the warm sun and regret a lost limb.”

~ Norwegian Proverb

This particular proverb has become a favorite of mine since my own traumatic injury and recovery began; it’s a fine way of reminding someone that we gotta take Life how it comes to us, and run with it – no matter what we’ve lost along the way. We are going to lose, and we are going to be without things we would rather have…but that makes Life no less of a gift.

Ancient Proverbs: 7 – The Mexicans.

It’s not enough to know how to ride — you must also know how to fall.
~ Mexican Proverb

My stepfather is from Guanajuato City, Guanajuato, Mexico. This is a historic Mexican site for several reasons but most notably would be

  • the 111 human mummies that are on display in a building next to the ancient, sprawling cemetery; and
  • the revolutionary history associated with the building called the Alhondiga de Ganaditas (an old town granary), on which an insurrectionist head was hung at each corner following an uprising.

His hometown is a beautiful place, but, unfortunately it is one of the only places in Mexico that I have traveled to so far.

Ancient Proverbs: 6 – The Danes.

“A man can never be caught in places that he does not visit.”
– Danish Proverb

My Papa was born and partially raised on the Danish Archipelago, fishing the coast of Bornholm in Denmark before his parents sent him to the united states due to the rising sense of general unrest that began with the occupation of Nazi Germany in the years leading up to WWII. After being emigrated here, my Papa became a military pilot and flew for the US during the war. I have written before about how wise and wonderful of a man and human being he was; and I have a feeling that might have had a lot to do with his early upbringing and environment.

Ancient Proverbs: 3 – Navajo Wisdom.

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” –Navajo Proverb

The Navajo, or Naabeehó

This tribal population likely makes up the most diverse tribe in modern day US; they originally hail from the Southwestern United States, and are the largest federally recognized tribe of the United States of America (with over 300,000 enrolled members).