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Adages and Proverbs

Sep 2, 2022
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Proverbs 

  • Proverb is a short, well-known saying stating a piece of advice or the general truth.  
  • It can be described as a statement of practical wisdom expressed in a simple way.  
  • It is based on common sense or a person’s practical experience. Proverbs are typically metaphorical or alliterative in form.  

Examples 

  • Slow and steady wins the race.  
  • Birds of a feather flock together.  
  • Rolling stones gather no moss.  
  • It is better to be smarter than you appear than to appear smarter than you are.  
  • Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.  
  • Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.  

Adages 

  • It is a short, common saying or phrase that tends to be old, known for decades or centuries. 
  • It refers to popular sayings that give advice. 
  • It expresses a general truth about people or the world. 
  • It could be based on facts. It can also come from a specific situation or job. 
  • It is similar to a proverb and proverbs could be adages. 

Examples  

  • A penny saved is a penny earned . 
  • Slow and steady wins the race.  
  • Better safe than sorry. 
  • Little strokes fell great oaks. 
  • Nothing ventured; nothing gained. 
  • You live, you learn. 
  • All roads lead to Rome. 
  • Love is blind. 
  • Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.               

Keep in mind 

  • An adage is sometimes called proverb. 
  • They are usually smaller than proverbs.  
  • So don’t worry about mixing both up, as they have mostly similar qualities.  
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