More constructively, Mieder has proposed the following definition, “A proverb is a short, generally known sentence of the folk which contains wisdom, truth, morals, and traditional views in a metaphorical, fixed, and memorizable form and which is handed down from generation to generation.”
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A proverb is a simple and concrete statement popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience.
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