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What are Proverbs and Where do the come from?

Proverbs and old sayings reveal many aspects about the cultural  traditions of a society. Proverbs originated from indigenous humble folk who handed down these wise old sayings over the centuries, generation to generation. Many proverbs serve as advisory tales and wise counsel

Proverbs and Old Sayings From Around the World

European proverbs

Middle Eastern proverbs

Africa proverbs

Asian proverbs

Yiddish Proverbs

A wise man hears one word and understands two. -- Yiddish Proverb

Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life.-- Yiddish Proverb

The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.
-- Yiddish Proverb

A man walks, God places the feet.. -- Yiddish Proverb

As we live, so we learn. -- Yiddish Proverb

A fool gives, a wise man takes. -- Yiddish Proverb

Truth never dies, but lives a wretched life. -- Yiddish Proverb

An angry man is not fit to pray. -- Yiddish Proverb

A snake deserves no pity. -- Yiddish Proverb

Don't judge a man by the words of his mother, listen to the comments of his neighbors. -- Yiddish Proverb

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