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A proverb (from the Latin proverbium) is a pithy saying which had gained credence through widespread or frequent use. Most proverbs express some basic truth or practical precept. A proverb which describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a "maxim". If a proverb is distinguished by particularly good style it may be known as an aphorism.

Proverbs of cultures which exist close to each other often overlap.


Proverbs by nationality

  • Wikiquote:Albanian proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Bhutanese proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Chinese proverbs
  • Wikiquote:English proverbs
  • Wikiquote:French proverbs
  • Wikiquote:German proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Indian proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Irish Gaelic proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Italian proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Hungarian proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Japanese proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Korean proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Latin proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Polish proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Proverbs in Portuguese
  • Wikiquote:Romanian proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Russian proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Scottish Gaelic proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Serbian proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Spanish proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Swedish proverbs
  • Wikiquote:Thai proverbs

Other proverbs

  • Wikiquote:Proverbs from the game of Go
  • Wikiquote:Proverbs commonly attributed to be Chinese

See also

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