Proverbs

A proverb is a short fluent saying that is used to express a specific situation based on the cumulative experience of the nations. Ask about famous proverbs, their meanings and origins here.
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A short verse or statement of truth or moral lesson. Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs. Solomon symbolically represents wisdom. A short popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that expresses effectively some commonplace truth or useful thought.A proverb is a well known saying that co…
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It traces its origin back to John Lyly's 'Euphues' (1578). The quote was "The rules of fair play do not apply in love and war. " John Lyly was a Renaissance English poet and playwright.
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AnswerWhen a rich person is rich, they know what they are spending and the way money can go away fast by spending it. When a rich person becomes poor, the rich person who just became poor is RICH IN KNOWLEDGE. Not money. So with that knowledge they can become rich once again. But suppose you give mo…
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he was very poor , when he was a young boy, his mother died. So, without having a mother and a proper education, he was raised.
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Nothing is as easy as it looks. Everything takes longer than you think. Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong. Corollary: If there is a worse time for something to go w…
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Not precisely in that form, but the Bible certainly makes it clear that the home is important. Another answer: One of the passages that give rise to the maxim "Charity begins at home" is 1 Timothy 5:8 - But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has de…
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This proverb means that a person attributes his failings or shortcomings to the actions of other people instead of attributing them to the person who is ultimately responsible for our actions - namely oneself!! So u should not be one !!
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Psalm 118:8 says that it is better to trust the Lord than to trust people. It is also the middle verse in the Bible.
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1. Stay Ahead 2. Slang: Without Lying, tell the truth.
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Augustus was born to a simple family however once he inherited the total wealth of his uncle, Julius caesar he inherited the fortune the Roman dictator spent his whole lifetime gathering. Augustus Caesar was fairly wealthy until he conquered Egypt after he defeated marc Antony at the battle of actiu…
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Don't cry over spilt milk.
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'Too many cooks spoil the broth', 'Many hands make light work', 'Red sky at night, shepherd's delight, red sky at morning shepherd's warning' are all proverbs. But one thing that puzzles me is that the first two contradict themselves, 'Too many cooks....' means that too many people doing the wrong t…
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The purpose of a proverb, is to answer questions from other endeavours of life in a more understanding way.
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A proverb is something that is rhetorical, and means something deeper than what it says. Some proverbs include: "Love conquers all" - Love can transcend all difficulties and problems"The heart that loves is always young" - Love keeps a person mentally sharp and devoted"Desperate times call for despe…
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Plan ahead. Consider what the consequences of your actions will be.
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This is a Chinese Proverb: "If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime." Regrettably, the origin of this quote is unknown. Over the years, the quote has been misattributed to Confucius, Lao Tzu, Laozi, and Guan Zhong. The meaning of …
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The correct phrase is - all that GLISTERS is not gold, originated before the 12th Century. But, made popular by William Shakespeare in the Merchant of Venice
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it means if you hang around bad people you will follow then and become how they are
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When you knock on a empty barrel, it's loud, a full barrel is quiet. SO, he who has nothing to say - says too much.
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That moist air is more amenable to transmitting scents is the basis for the proverb "Flowers smell best just before a rain." Specifically, moist air is a harbinger of coming rainfall. Atmospheric and terrestrial moisture enhances the strength of an odor. That is why flowers release fragrances just b…
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I think it means when something seems cool and awesome but in reality it's not all that great.
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it means if uve done something wrong then it is never too late to fix it...bcuz no matter how late after it is, you should still fix it, bcuz someone could still be afffected by it
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A phrase hard to explain so i ll give you an example like what goes around comes back around
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It means that if one really has a will to do something, they will find a way to do it.
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The number of proverbs that are written in the book of Proverbs in the bible are 3000.
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This saying is based on several Proverbs from the Bible for example: Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him. So spare the rod and spoil the child means if you don't correct your child your child will grow up undisciplined,…
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(Land) Lord. Wealthy.
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Self help books, or I'd say any kind of books are the best source for the information and knowledge you or we'd like to gain. One must know, that, Books are the best friends. Coming on to SELF HELP BOOKS, they're the greatest source of wisdom shared by proficient authors about how one should lead a…
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You can't be friends with everyone all the time. If at some point two friends disagree you will have to take the side of one. If you take sides one will see you as disloyal, if you do not take a side both will see you as unsupportive. Friendship is about the quality of relationships not the number…
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a man should go the way lend the way and be the way by the way
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I think that it means if you have doubt about something then you strive to find the truth by seeking more knowledge. In other words, when you have doubt you do not accept a statement as truth. If you do not accept it as truth, you may try to find the truth in learning more about it. Answer I believ…
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Story on proverb there is no smoke without fire?
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riddle from bicol region
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In this poem the poet has pointed out the divisions in our society. The poet says that rich people are getting all of things they need and they pass unwanted things to the poor or when their appetite has been fulfilled give a small amount of alms to the poor. Poet is of the hope that there would be …
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Proverbs consists of hundreds of proverbs each with their own specific meaning. Overall, they are directions for wise living and ways to avoid errors in life.
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The Better The Day, The Better The Deed
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all that glitters is not gold
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That saying means that time elapses so fast it is like an arrow which flies through the air at a fast rate of speed. But, I believe that saying has a second part to it which is "fruit flies like a banana." It is supposed to be a play on words, because flies in the first part is a verb and flies in t…
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All work and no play may make Jack a dull boy, but all play and and no work makes jack go broke - Jack is like a piece of flotsam in a sea of debt heading towards the rocks of financial inhalation.
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When people are left unsupervised, they will misbehave.Meaning: When the person is in charge is away, the subordinates will take advantage of the situationCats are a predator against mice; cats will track mice down and play or kill them. So when no cats are around, the mice do whatever they want. Th…
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The early bird may catch the worm, but people who prefer to loll in bed and work in the evening are more intelligent, according to psychologists. So, late to bed and late to rise, can make a person healthy, wealthy and wise
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It talks mainly of the wifes love.
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slow and steady wins the race
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The expression look before u leap means that someone should always look at a situation logically, and reason out beneficial ideas before taking decisions. That is, your decisions should be made out of a treated issue.
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It means having plenty of.
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The soul and primary purpose of every human being, is to discover and establish a personal relationship with their Creator. This is why each person coming into the world is given free will. Those who opt for intimate knowledge of and personal connection to the Source of all that was, is, and ever sh…
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Don't try to do everything on your own.
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without pain we cannot achieve our goal
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The saying 'all that glitters is not gold' means that simply because something may appear priceless, pleasing or pretty, its no sign that without a doubt its worth having once its true nature has been discovered. Don't let appearances, and particularly attractive appearances, blind you to the realit…
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Probably not. This version: "Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world, yet is every man his greatest enemy, and as it were, his own executioner. " was written by Sir Thomas Browne (19 October 1605 - 19 October 1682) in his book Religio Medici (1642). Other similar quotes: "Charity begins a…
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This proverb means that if people really want to do something, they will manage to find a way of doing it.
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1. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5:6). 2. "Can a man scoop fire into his lap and not be burned? Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet? So it is with the man who sle…
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Little girl Arati was perfectly alright till yesterday. But there was a sudden change in her speech since morning. She had developed stammering. It was brought to the notice of her mom and dad. "What happened to you my dear Arati? Why are you speaking with stammering?" Mom asked. She was unable to …
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It came from king Solomon.
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A New Broom Sweeps Clean
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If you are talking about form analysis like songs then it won't work. Proverbs have no structure per say.This is a general outline for the book of proverbs. Wisdom for young men Prov 1:1 - 9:18 wisdom for all people Prov 10:1 - 24:34 wisdom for leaders Prov 25:1 - 31:31 There are four different f…
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This is a general outline for the book of proverbs. Wisdom for young men Prov 1:1 - 9:18 wisdom for all people Prov 10:1 - 24:34 wisdom for leaders Prov 25:1 - 31:31 There are four different forms that the writer used in writing the Proverbs. They are always written in two-line form. In the first…
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Human pride is something that many people struggle with on a daily basis. Getting rid of pride is a long process that takes a lot of work. Once the Lord shows you what true humility is, you must fight as hard as you can to rid yourself of the pride in a constant battle. However, God does not require…
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It means you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
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often the best choice is right under your nose right in front of you, people who are choosey look around for a better alternitive, when often there isn't one and they end up with a worse option to what they could have had.
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Time and tide waits for none
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In spite of King Solomon's name being included in the text as an author of the Book of Proverbs, we simply do not know who contributed to the book, but scholars have identified several distinct sections in Proverbs: 1:1-9:18 - probably post-exilic10:1-22:16 - probably earlier than the first section …
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"Go n-ithe an cat thĂș is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat "Is the original saying. It is basically an irish curse it means "go to hell" but it has a Implication of you dieing alone with only a cat for company, and the cat eating you. Then the cat dieing no one careing enough to feed it or check on eithe…
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Before you jump, make sure that there is safe ground for you to land on. For example, if you quit your job make sure that you have another job to go to, or another way to support yourself and your family.
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It an "anonymous" quote because the originator is not known. "If you love something let it go; if it comes back to you, it's yours forever; if it doesn't, then it was never meant to be."
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Curiosity killed the cat.
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The saying that "great talkers are little does" is a charge that someone is talking big but not accomplishing anything.
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mighty oaks from little acorns grow
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A man can be 60, but feel 40. A man can be 30, and feel 50. It depends on how healthy the man is. If he is obese or depressed, he can feel worse than he actually is, and vice-versa. It can also be phycological.For example, if a young, 27 year-old man were going under something strenuos, such as the …
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Man is master of the word he keeps inside his stomach but he becomes slave of the word that escapes his lips. (African proverb) The mouth is the sward[sic] that cuts the stomach of a manThe blade of the knife can be pointy but it will never be able to cut it's own handle
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The thing is it isn't fair. If someone is speeding and the fine is 10 bucks then they should pay no matter what race, or education they got, how tall they are or their economic situation, because if you'd do something wrong you get a punishment and that punishment should be equal and favored
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everything that is attractive on the out side may not be really valuable inside
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Do it right the first time. Do a task the way it is supposed to be done and you will not have to do it again.
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why do we need to study pro verb
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diko alam ako nga nag tatanong ehhh......
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1. Proverbs expressing a general attitude towards life and the laws that govern life. 2. Ethical proverbs recommending certain virtues and condemning certain vices 3. Proverbs expressing a system of values. 4. Proverbs expressing general truths and observations about life and human nature. 5. Hu…
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1. Proverbs expressing a general attitude towards life and the laws that govern life. 2. Ethical proverbs recommending certain virtues and condemning certain vices. 3. Proverbs expressing a system of values. 4. Proverbs expressing general truths and observations about life and human nature. 5. H…
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false,because it is written during the spanish period
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no because proverbs are not only just a thing of the past it can be a thing of the present.Because even though today many people are using and creating more proverbs.no no no no yeah
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You can find proverbs from around the world at the related link.
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A good thing is never too late.The quiet person is slow to anger but terrible when aroused.A good woman is worth more than rubies.
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damiana eugenio claassified the proverbs into 6 groups...
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sa inyo ko nga tntanong tas aq pasa2gutin nio anu kau hilo/
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Proverbs are wise sayings, many from far back in history. They should be preserved in order to keep the wisdom in them.
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a unique tagalog non version is NARUTO SHIPPUDEN!!
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because proverbs is important from similar languages and cultures
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ewan ko bakit mo tinatanong sa kin tanong mo sa buwan sasagutin ka ng araw
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Yes, it is a proverb written idiomatically. This is an expression of wisdom saying to get up and move on with your life when you fall. An idiom at the same time because the construction of the phrase is something that is not commonly used in our common conversation.
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