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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe - [Proverbs]

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A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
~ German Proverb - [Proverbs]

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A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
~ Miguel De Cervantes - [Proverbs]

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A proverb is good sense brought to a point.
~ John Morley - [Proverbs]

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A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller - [Proverbs]

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A proverb is not a proverb to you until life has illustrated it.
~ John Keats - [Proverbs]

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A proverb is the child of experience.
~ English Proverb - [Proverbs]

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Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs.
~ Thomas Hardy - [Proverbs]

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For proverbs are the pith, the proprieties, the proofs, the purities, the elegancies, as the commonest so the commendablest phrases of a language. To use them is a grace, to understand them a good.
~ John Florio - [Proverbs]

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He may justly be numbered among the benefactors of mankind, who contracts the great rules of life into short sentences, that may early be impressed on the memory, and taught by frequent recollection to occur habitually to the mind.
~ Samuel Johnson - [Proverbs]

 

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