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.
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Bartlett, John, comp. 1919.
Familiar Quotations, 10th edition
A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs
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