Associations to the word «Proverb»

Wiktionary

PROVERB, noun. A phrase expressing a basic truth which may be applied to common situations.
PROVERB, noun. A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an enigma; a parable.
PROVERB, noun. A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous reference.
PROVERB, noun. A drama exemplifying a proverb.
PROVERB, verb. To write or utter proverbs.
PROVERB, verb. To name in, or as, a proverb.
PROVERB, verb. To provide with a proverb.

Dictionary definition

PROVERB, noun. A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche