Sunday Gem

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.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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  12 comments for “Sunday Gem

  1. July 19, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Proverbs are ancient wisdom, proven by ages, while the wisdom of quotes depends on the wisdom of those quoted and those who select quotes to use.

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  2. July 19, 2021 at 2:41 am

    I do think proverbs are “a cut above” quotes, but then again, I have no idea why and no proof. Just a hunch.

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  3. July 19, 2021 at 8:55 am

    You probably know I am a huge fan of both! Sayings, proverbs, quotes and wisdoms. It depends more on the quality of words. I tend to think that proverbs have some religious connection if only in origin.

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  4. July 20, 2021 at 1:33 am

    diamond districts of the mind! – nice –

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