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a usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true

Synonyms for proverb

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

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P.S.--Do not think that I could write to you in a satirical vein, for I am too old to show my teeth to no purpose, and people would laugh at me, and quote our Russian proverb: "Who diggeth a pit for another one, the same shall fall into it himself."
These Arabs cut off his head and carried it to the commander of the Turkish fleet, who proved on them the truth of our Castilian proverb, that "though the treason may please, the traitor is hated;" for they say he ordered those who brought him the present to be hanged for not having brought him alive.
Proverbs should be peaks, and those spoken to should be big and tall.
For intermediate-level students of Chinese, Yuan presents 40 Chinese proverbs in Chinese and English, for each one providing the story behind the proverb and its source, a literal translation, the figurative meaning, English equivalents, a vocabulary list, and examples of how the proverb is used in modern written and spoken Chinese.
A proverb is wisdom packed in a brief and crisp sentence.
His use of proverbs as intertextual pathways for echoes and allusions in his novel is significant because it confirms that proverb use in literary creations goes beyond teaching and depicting African life in the pre-colonial era (Bimpe, 2012: 286).
(6) The pedagogic goals are seemingly enhanced by extensive interlacing of every fable and story with at least one Setswana proverb. Thus, the Reader text reaches fruition through regular insertion of a proverb, towards the story's end, to derive some 'didactic message' or to present a moral instruction, as Mpe (22-43) asserts.
First daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump tweeted a "Chinese proverb" on Tuesday ahead of the landmark meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
The research resulted in her first manga book "Hikayat Mathal" ("Tale of Proverb"), published in Arabic and English.
The 28 pages index provided at the end of the publication is a valuable tool for locating related proverb under identified headings and topics.
The word "proverb" has its roots in "Middle English: from Old French proverbe, from Latin proverbium, from pro '(put) forth' + verbum 'word' The English Dictionary 3.0 defines proverbs as, "A phrase expressing a basic truth which may be applied to common situations'.
This proverb addresses situations when those who have the greatest stakes in a possession are suddenly dismissed or disrespected by others with lesser interests.
Watch Antje Herzog at work in this time-lapse video of one of the illustrations in the series, which is updated weekly with a new proverb.
Keywords: folklore, minzoku, proverb, kotowaza, culture.
A good friend shared with us a very enlightening Chinese proverb: Choose a habit; develop a character and create a destiny.