A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. Proverbs fall into the category of formulaic language.
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A cherry year, a merry year; a plum year, a dumb year.
A civil question deserves a civil answer.
A creaking door hangs longest.
A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.
A dog that will fetch a bone will carry a bone.
A door must be either shut or open.
A dripping June sets all in tune.
A drowning man will clutch at a straw.
A fair exchange is no robbery.
A false confessed is half redressed.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years
A fool may give a wise man counsel.
A friend in need is a friend in deed.