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  • a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

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  • a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

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Proverb Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A proverb is a wise saying. Many cultures have collections of these, such as the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament, was said to be written by king Solomon of Israel.



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* A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. - Miguel de Cervantes

* For not many men, the proverb saith, can love a friend whom fortune prospereth unenvying. - Aeschylus

* A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. - Lord John Russell


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  • Herbert the tortoise beats rabbit in Pennsylvanian pet shop race
    Herbert the tortoise proved the proverb still rings true when it shrugged off the distractions of a rabbit named Sven and beat it in a race at the Paws and Claws Pet Store in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Read more on this news related to 'Proverb'
  • All about the girls
    There is an old proverb about friends — that they come for a lifetime, a season or a reason. A “season” might be someone you work with, or are at school with, or who goes on the same bus; while your lives are in sync, you are mates, joined by circumstance while it lasts. Read more on this news related to 'Proverb'
  • Letter: Investing in education helps entire community
    “It takes a village to raise a child” is a well-known saying whose provenance has been variously attributed to some African or Native American village. Whatever its origin, as with any proverb, its simplicity gives concrete expression to a commonplace truth that is grounded in human experience. Read more on this news related to 'Proverb'

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