A proverb is a simple truth based on common sense or perceived truth.
Many times, proverbs can confuse you if you don’t use them in a context.
Are proverbs and quotes the same?
Both are different my friend.
A proverb is a wise thought in terms of wisdom in the form of general truth.
Every culture has its own set of proverbs.
Every language has its own proverbs.
The exact meaning cannot be translated appropriately from one language into another language.
A quote is the repetition of someone’s thoughts.
The author of a proverb is unknown whereas most of the quote’s origins are traceable to someone.
Which is superior? Proverb or quote?
I don’t know.
My guess is both are meaningful.
“Proverbs are mental gems, gathered in the diamond districts of the mind” William Rounseville Alger
Adding to further confusion, we have other words like idiom, adage, aphorism and phrase.
I understand that the word ‘Saying’ covers most of these terminology.
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