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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'Tis neither here nor there.
To rise with the lark, and go to bed with the lamb.
To take the nuts from the fire with the dog's foot.
Turn over a new leaf.
Walls have tongues, and hedges ears.
What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.
What is not in a man cannot come out of him surely.
What is sauce for the goose is sauce for a gander.
What is the matter with Kansas?
What mare's nest hast thou found?
What you would not have done to yourselves, never do unto others.
When a dog is drowning, every one offers him drink.
Where McGregor sits, there is the head of the table.
Whether the pitcher hits the stone or the stone hits the pitcher, it goes ill with the pitcher.