Abstract: Proverbs, which derive from life are the condensation and embodiment of the language and culture of a nation. They can reflect geography, history, customs of a nation. So it is necessary to study a nation's proverbs when we try to study its culture . English and Chinese proverbs, being treasures...
wings. ~Sudanese Proverb
Children will dislike all those who give all things to them. ~African Proverb
A child's lie is like a dead fish in a pond that in the end, always comes to the surface. ~Luo Proverb
Nursing a pregnancy is not as tough as bringing up a child. ~Swahili Proverb
When a four-year...
Use in literature
5 Sources of proverbs
6 Paremiological minimum
7 Proverbs in visual form
8 Proverbs in advertising
9 Sources for proverb study
Not to be confused with pro-verb.
For other uses, see Proverb (disambiguation).
Chinese proverb. It says, "Study till old, live till...
Studying proverbs from different cultures can help us understand the similarities and differences of other cultures compared to our own. The proverbs of some different cultures can be used to illustrate the differences between...
A PROVERB (from the Latin proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and revered, which expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. If a proverb...
but it takes an entire village to raise the child."
What do you think? Should the community have some responsibility in making sure all kids turn out ok? Should raising a child be entirely the parents' job? What about parents who aren't doing their jobs? What about their kids?
Compare and Contrast Psalms and Proverbs
The first memory I have of the book of Psalms is my Pastor saying “Turn to Psalms located in the middle of the bible.” Psalms became the first book of the bible I knew how to find instantly. The next memory I have of the book of Psalms is chapter 23, The Lord...
Proverbs: Choice and Discernment, the Two Ways of Living
In studying the book of Proverbs there is a similar theme of choice and discernment, the teachings of decision-making and the repercussions of your actions. These books are made up of extremes and polar opposites. The dualisms are the rich...
concerns or interests, it is important to display honesty and integrity (Stern, 2012). Proverbs 10:9 says, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out” (Proverbs 10:9). This scripture suggest that there’s a direct correlation between honesty and success...
A Research on the Translation of English Proverbs
A Thesis Presented in Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for
the Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Under the Supervision of
Department of Foreign Languages, Jingu College,
Tianjin Normal University
PHILOSOPHY IN AFRICA PROVERBS
1.1 Proverbs as Universal
Proverbs expresses the thought wisdom, moral codes and cultural heritage of a people or culture. It is distinct from other oral traditions such as fables, folklores; folk tales and riddles. Although proverbs are in- some cases derived from some...
vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
Proverbs 28:19-20 - He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough
Proverbs Chapter 24-30
30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of...
There is a Mandarin proverb that, when translated literally, means, “adding legs when painting a snake.” More commonly, it is interpreted as “gilding a lily.”
The moral of this proverb is not to ruin your work by unnecessary additions. Mie Prefecture is a perfect example of this proverb. Mie is the lily...
English Proverbs: Every student is given one proverb to memorize. They should memorize the proverb word for word, but they can explain the meaning of the proverb in their own words.
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offers us a glimpse into men's hearts who followed the living God and actually sought God at some point in their lives. It answers our need of emotion. Proverbs gives us principles by which to live, but emotion is not one of its elements.
Psalms is a collection of sacred poems/songs. In all the Psalms there...
1. Korean Proverb: 김치국부터 마시지 말라
Pronunciation: Kimchi-guk-buteo ma-si-ji mal-ra
Literal meaning: Don’t drink the Kimchi soup first
Situation: You can say this when someone gets ahead of him or herself when planning for a project of future. It’s like when you eat a Kimchi based dish, you won’t drink...
What Is Friendship?
“Friends should be few but good,” advises a Greek friendship proverb. In the same vein, a Jewish proverb states, "The good fellow to everyone is a good friend to no one." What these two proverbs emphasize is that it’s the quality and not the quantity that matters in the friendship...
First of all I would like to say that in today’s fast-moving world people, who are always on the go, should follow a famous proverb, which goes: “A sound mind in a sound body”. It means that everyone should maintain a healthy lifestyle and there are several ways to do it.
Firstly, people should exercise...
traditional proverbs that she uses while discussing any topic. I always try to ask her to give me “extensive” explanations about the meanings that I can’t see behind those words. And of course she always helps me and surprises me with deep cultural traditional explanations for the proverbs she uses. Using...
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son." We Love You: Proverbs 13:24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him Challenge: Today’s challenge is to be obedient even if...
genre than proverbs and sayings. It was the subject of deep study of scientists in most different ideological branches. Most of the scientists agreed that the proverbs are folklore speech. Where was not only the person's point of view but also general people's outlook is expressed. Proverbs and sayings...
Proverbs for Cultivation of Minds
Proverbs have been used in various cultures around the world: Chinese; English; and African are among the most common. According to Chinua Achebe in the book “Things Fall Apart”, African proverbs are described by the Igbo people as ”the palm oil with which words are...
Paremiography: A Proverb Project
Paremiology (from the Greek – a study of Proverbs)
Paremiography (a collection of Proverbs)
Part 1: The Prologue
There are 3 difficulties with proverbs. First, as metaphors, they must be recognized and deciphered correctly. Two, they must be remembered and used...
CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL SURVEY ON PROVERBS
§ 1 Definition and Origin of Proverbs
Linguists have been long intrigued by the remarkable capacity and internal structural complexity of proverbs. Indeed, despite their outward simplicity, proverbs and proverbial phrases are far from being simple...
of ALLAH the most merciful the most Gracious.
Worthy president, respected teachers and my dear fellow.
I beg leave to draw your attention to the “Proverb” The children of to day with be the citizens of tomorrow”
As an example Europe and America are before us. These western countries educated their youths...
“A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE”
Proverbs have been well defined thus “short sentences found on long experience”. They are brief yet striking form of wisdom which can be anonymous or created by famous people. One of the proverbs I find most useful in life is the one of Thomas Fuller – a British writer:...
Jennifer; Simpson, John (2009). The Oxford dictionary of proverbs. Oxford University Press. p. BLANK. ISBN 0199539537.
All's well that ends well.
Title of a play by William Shakespeare
Variant: All is well that ends well. - Divers Proverbs, Nathan Bailey, 1721 
All that glisters is not gold.
“Silks and satins, scarlet and velvet, put out the kitchen fire” is one of the proverbs in a yearly almanac published by Benjamin Franklin who had many talents of American. This proverb of his has valuable as a living truth that wealth make losing happiness.
We know that “silk...
A Man of Wisdom
The book of Proverbs describes what a wise man is and what his behavior grants him. A man of wisdom has many characteristic aspects that make him ‘wise’, these are made very clear in the book of Proverbs. King Solomon, being granted the wisest man, was the author to...
consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resume.
• I founded the earth and established the heavens, (See Proverbs 3:19)
• I formed man from the dust of the ground, (See Genesis 2:7)
• I breathed into man the breath of life, (See...