A proverb is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language. Collectively, they form a genre of folklore.

“A proverb is a short, generally known sentence of the folk which contains wisdom, truth, morals, and traditional views in a metaphorical, fixed, and memorizable form and which is handed down from generation to generation” Mieder 

Ancient Jewish Proverbs

ANCIENT JEWISH PROVERBS – WISDOM OF THE EAST ANCIENT JEWISH PROVERBS COMPILED AND CLASSIFIED BY THE REV. A. COHEN LATE SCHOLAR OF EMMANUEL COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, ETC. LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET, W. [1911] TO THE REVERED MEMORY OF MY TEACHER MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER PREFACE The best modern collection of Jewish proverbs is Rabbinische Blumenlese (Leipzig, 1844), and Zur rabbinischen Spruchkunde (Wien, 1851), by...

Proverb

What Is A Proverb? A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple, concrete, traditional saying that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. Proverbs are often metaphorical and use formulaic language. Collectively, they form a genre of folklore. Some proverbs exist in more than one language because people borrow them from languages and cultures similar to theirs. In...

International Proverbs

International Proverbs A bad cause requires many words. German Proverb A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. Arab Proverb A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush. English Proverb A broken hand works, but not a broken heart. Persian Proverb A cat has nine...

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