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Postby mirjana » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:23 pm

Proverbs are like short stories that teach wisdom in the shortest possible way. Traditional views and truth are presented in a metaphorical way and as such handed down from generation to generation.

Wikipedia wrote:
A proverb, (from the Latin proverbium), is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. If a proverb is distinguished by particularly good phrasing, it may be known as an aphorism.
Proverbs are often borrowed from similar languages and cultures, and sometimes come down to the present through more than one language. Both the Bible (Book of Proverbs) and Medieval Latin have played a considerable role in distributing proverbs across Europe, although almost every culture has examples of its own.


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The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
Chinese proverb
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Re: Proverbs

Postby mirjana » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:31 pm

As you sow, so you shall reap



Barking dogs seldom bite



Better late than never
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Re: Proverbs

Postby Rachel » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:45 am

A watched pot never boils.

um..dunno..I'm hopeless at these!

Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
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Re: Proverbs

Postby Jade » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:26 am

An Eskimo proverb goes like this:
"Perhaps those are not stars but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through, shining down upon us to let us know they are happy."
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    "A Jade stone is useless before it is processed;
    a man is good-for-nothing until he is educated."

    Chinese proverb
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Re: Proverbs

Postby mirjana » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:38 pm

Jade wrote:An Eskimo proverb goes like this:
"Perhaps those are not stars but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through, shining down upon us to let us know they are happy."


This one is so beautiful.
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Re: Proverbs

Postby Sabina » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:35 pm

Jade wrote:An Eskimo proverb goes like this:
"Perhaps those are not stars but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through, shining down upon us to let us know they are happy."
mirjana wrote:This one is so beautiful.

Yes.. quite.... <3
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Re: Proverbs

Postby Azur » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:19 pm

I got one from Middle Earth:

"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn"

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Re: Proverbs

Postby Sabina » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:50 pm

Azur wrote:I got one from Middle Earth:

"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn"

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Pure wisdom that one. [El]
"Whether You believe you can, or you can't, you are right."
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