Proverb Definitions

A proverb is the child of experience. ~ English Proverb

Proverbs can be applied to get what you want. ~ Zimbabwean Proverb

Proverbs are the people’s wisdom. ~ Russian Proverb

The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones. ~ Spanish Proverb

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs. ~ German Proverb

Proverbs are the lamp of speech. ~ Arabic Proverb

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The genius, wit, and the spirit of a nation are discovered by their proverbs. ~ Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British Philosopher)

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. ~ Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, Spanish Novelist)

Proverbs are somewhat analogous to those medical formulas which, being in frequent use, are kept ready made up in the chemists’ shops, and which often save the framing of a distinct prescription. ~ Archbishop Richard Whately (1787-1863 English Rhetorician)

A proverb is much matter distilled into few words. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983, American Inventor)

There is no proverb which is not true. ~ Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616 Spanish Novelist)

When an occasion arises, there is a proverb to suit it. ~ William R. Alger (1822-1905, American Writer)

A proverb is good sense brought to a point. ~ John Morley (1838-1923, British Journalist)

Short sentences drawn from a long experience. ~ Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616 Spanish Novelist)

The proverbial wisdom of the populace in the streets, on the roads, and in the markets, instructs the ear of him who studies man more fully than a thousand rules ostentatiously. ~ Unattributed

Proverbs are for the most part rules of moral or, still more properly, of prudential. ~ Dorothea Brande (1893-1948 American Writer)

I believe there’s no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences. ~ Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, Spanish Novelist)

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind. ~ William Rounseville Alger (1822-1905 American Author)

The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them. ~ Isaac D’Israeli (1766-1848 British Writer)

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them. ~ Aldous Huxley (1894-1963, British Author)

Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you’ve watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you. ~ Nicholson Baker (1957-, American Author)

The proverb is something musty. ~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British Poet,)

If you hear a wise sentence or an apt phrase, commit it to your memory. ~ Sir Henry Sidney (1529-1586 Irish Politician)

Sense, shortness, and salt. ~ James Howell (1594-1666 Anglo-Welsh Historian and Writer)

A proverb is the wisdom of many and the wit of one. ~ John Russell (American Actor, 1921-1991)

Proverbs embody the current and practical philosophy of an age or nation. ~ William Fleming (1729-1795 Former United States Senator)

There is often more spiritual force in a proverb than in whole philosophical systems. ~ Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author)

Proverbs like the sacred books of each nation are the sanctuary of the intuitions. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882 American Essayist)

The maxims of men reveal their characters. ~ Luc de Clapier de Vauvanargues (1715-1747 French Writer)

The proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly exploded. ~ William Gilmore Simms ((1806-1870 American Poet)

For proverbs are the pith, the proprieties, the proofs, the purities, the elegancies, as the commonest so the commendablest phrases of a language. To use them is a grace, to understand them a good. ~ John Florio (c.1553-1625, British Author )

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed. ~ Sir William Temple (1628-1699, British Diplomat )

A proverb is not a proverb to you until life has illustrated it. ~ John Keats (1795-1821, British Poet)

Much matter decocted into few words. ~ Thomas Fuller (1608-1661 English Churchman)

The study of proverbs may be more instructive and comprehensive than the most elaborate scheme of philosophy. ~ William Motherwell (1797-1835 Scottish Poet)

The proverbs of a nation, furnish the index to its spirit, and the results of its civilization. ~ Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881 American Novelist)

If you want to follow some good steps, it would Proverbs, all over. ~ Pedro Martinez (Dominican-American Baseball player)

Maxims are the condensed good sense of nations. ~ James Mackintosh (1765-1832 Scottish Politician)
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