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A proverb (from the Latin proverbium) is a pithy saying which had gained credence through widespread or frequent use. Most proverbs express some basic truth or practical precept. A proverb which describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a "maxim". If a proverb is distinguished by particularly good style it may be known as an aphorism.

The study of proverbs is called paremiology. The foremost proverb scholar in the United States today is Wolfgang Mieder.

Proverbs of cultures which exist close to each other often overlap.

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Proverbs by nationality

Other proverbs

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