I've been researching for my WIP and needed to find wise teachings from different parts of the world. Here are some awesome African proverbs H sent me to help out...
"He who is being carried does not realize how far the town is."
"It is not what you are called, but what you answer to."
"Send a boy where he wants to go and you see his best pace."
"The lion does not turn around when a small dog barks."
I can apply every single one of these to just about every area of life (especially writing life!), can't you?