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PROVERBS

by Mark Lugris

The Encyclopedia Britannica describes proverbs as "succinct and pithy sayings that are in general use and express commonly held ideas and beliefs."

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It adds that "proverbs are part of every spoken language and folk literature, originating in oral tradition. Often proverbs are found with variations in many different parts of the world."

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Civilization since ancient Egypt has collected proverbs.  In the English language, The Proverbs of Alfred, from 1150-80, is one of the earliest known collections of proverbs.  In North America, Poor Richard's, published 1732-57 by Benjamin Franklin, is probably the most celebrated collection of proverbs.

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