Proverbs

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.

 

What is a proverb?

“proverb is the wit of one, and the wisdom of many.” But giving the word “proverb” − Lord John Russell

 

“definition of a proverb is too difficult to repay the undertaking… An incommunicable quality tells us this sentence is proverbial and that one is not. Hence no definition will enable us to identify positively a sentence as proverbial,” − Archer Taylor

 

A warning sign in Afrikaans: Gevaar Slagysters or "Danger, Bear Traps".

Afrikaans Proverbs

Afrikaans Proverbs A collection of Afrikaans Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Afrikaans Sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. May these Afrikaans Proverbs inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who knows—success could be just around the corner. Afrikaans...

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Nigerian Proverbs

Nigerian Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Nigerian Proverbs, Nigerian quotes, and Nigerian sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please DO page find from...

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Niger Proverbs

Niger Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Niger Proverbs, Niger quotes, and Niger sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please DO page find from...

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Canadian Proverbs

Canadian Proverbs and Canadian Sayings We have collected and put the best Canadian Proverbs and Canadian Sayings. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Aboriginal Canadian Proverbs and Canadian Sayings inspire you to never give up and...

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Yoruba Proverbs

Yoruba Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Yoruba Proverbs, Yoruba quotes, and Yoruba sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please DO page find from...

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Somali Proverbs

Somali Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Somali Proverbs, Somali quotes, and Somali sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please DO page find from...

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Outline Of Proverbs

Outline Of Proverbs In this Outline Of Proverbs, you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources. 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....

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Love Proverbs

Love Proverbs We have collected and put the best proverbs about LOVE from around the world. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Love Proverbs inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who...

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Spanish Idioms And Expressions

Spanish Idioms And Expressions We have collected and put the best Spanish Idioms And Expressions. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. A collection of Spanish Idioms to inspire you. Wise Spanish Sayings in the form of proverbs that have...

Spanish Proverbs

Spanish Proverbs

Spanish Proverbs A collection of Spanish Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Spanish Sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. Proverbs from all Spanish-speaking parts of the whole world. Please DO page find from your browser for your SEARCH. Spanish proverbs are a subset of proverbs that are...

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Italian Proverbs

Italian Proverbs Italian Proverbs are short expressions of popular wisdom from Italy and other countries where Italian is spoken. A collection of Italian Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Italian Sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. Please DO page find from your browser for your SEARCH. Italians (italiani [itaˈljaːni]) are...

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Portuguese Proverbs

Portuguese Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Portuguese Proverbs, Portuguese quotes, and Portuguese sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please DO page find...

Nos amamos a paz - We love each other peacefully

Portuguese Proverbs In Portuguese

Portuguese Proverbs In Portuguese We have collected and put the best Portuguese Proverbs In Portuguese. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Portuguese Proverbs In Portuguese inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your goals. Who...

Irish Proverbs

Irish Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Irish Proverbs, Irish quotes, and Irish sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please DO page find from...

Dutch Proverbs

Dutch Proverbs

Dutch Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Dutch Proverbs, Dutch quotes, and Dutch sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please DO page find from...

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African American Proverbs

African American Proverbs A collection of African American Proverbs to inspire you. Wise African American Sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. Please DO page find from your browser for your SEARCH. See also: African American Quotes, African-American Folktales, and African-American Music African Americans (also referred to as Black...

Native American Proverbs

Native American Proverbs

Native American Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Native American Proverbs, Native American quotes, and Native American sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please...

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English Proverbs, Phrases And Meanings

English Proverbs, Phrases And Meanings We have collected and put the best English Proverbs, Phrases And Meanings. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these English Proverbs, Phrases And Meanings inspire you to never give up and keep...

English Proverbs

English Proverbs

English Proverbs Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old English Proverbs, English quotes, and English sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. Please DO page find from...

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Cowboy Proverbs

Cowboy Proverbs A collection of Cowboy Proverbs to inspire you. Wise Cowboy sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations. Please DO page find from your browser for your SEARCH. A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related...