Proverbs

A proverb is a short fluent saying that is used to express a specific situation based on the cumulative experience of the nations. Ask about famous proverbs, their meanings and origins here.

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Who said Big things come in Small Packages?

It is not known who first said "Big things come in small packages." This is an idiom that is used in devotions and everyday conversation.

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What are the 6 categories of the proverbs meanings?

1. Proverbs expressing a general attitude towards life and the laws that govern life.

2. Ethical proverbs recommending certain virtues and condemning certain vices

3. Proverbs expressing a system of values.

4. Proverbs expressing general truths and observations about life and human nature.

5. Humorous proverbs.

6. Miscellaneous proverbs.

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What proverb is he who does not love the national language is worse than a smelly fish?

miscellaneous proverbs

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What kind of proverbs is this whatever the tree so its the fruit?

proverbs expressing general truths

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Filipino Language and Culture

Examples of ilokano riddles and proverbs?

please give examples of ilokano riddles please give examples of ilokano riddles

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Filipino Language and Culture

What are examples of Cebuano proverbs?

Ang gaba dili magsaba! - curse, karma comes anytime

Ang kalimot way gahom - everyone may forget

Bisan ang ulan may paglurang - everything has an end.

Pila'y pa'ad sa pungkol - everyone has his luck

Unaha una og silhig ang imong tugkaran, una ka manlimpyo sa uban! - get rid first of the bad things around you before telling others to clean their mess also.

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Proverb with always climbs higher the next time?

A true climber always climbs higher the next time.

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Libraries and Library History
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Filipino Language and Culture

What are unique non tagalog proverbs?

Examples of common western Proverbs:

  • Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
  • It's no use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.
  • Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
  • Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free.
  • Two heads are better than one.
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Filipino Language and Culture

What can you discover in a unique non-tagalog proverb?

a unique non-tagalog proverb
anywhere

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Books and Literature
Famous Quotations
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Who said 'A book is like a garden carried in the pocket'?

That is a Chinese proverb. BUT some say it is a PERSIAN saying! My question is "who said it first?"

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Society and Civilization
Poverty

What does the proverb the rich person is richer when he becomes poor than the poor person when he becomes rich mean?

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When a rich person is rich, they know what they are spending and the way money can go away fast by spending it. When a rich person becomes poor, the rich person who just became poor is RICH IN KNOWLEDGE. Not money. So with that knowledge they can become rich once again. But suppose you give money to a poor person. Will they wisely spend it? No. They will waste it on the first thing that they see. So, when the poor person turns rich, he isn't ready and does not know how to spend the money wisely and then that money will be wasted and they will become poor once again. So to summarize this whole long paragraph I mean that the saying the rich person is richer when he becomes poor than when a poor person when he becomes rich means that the rich is richer in knowledge when he is poor. And that knowledge can get that rich person who became poor become rich once again. But if the poor person is rich, then they will waste all their money and become poor again because they do not have the knowledge on how to spend the money and stay rich.

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A rich person who becomes poor learns many life lessons (becomes rich in knowledge) from that situation. A poor person who becomes rich, doesn't learn much about life in the process (remains poor in knowledge).

It's not a very good saying because it's not necessarily true. Most poor people who become rich, work very hard to accomplish it and learn a lot along the way. Many people who are rich are very knowledgeable about life; being rich does not equal ignorance.

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What does faraway hills are greener mean?

This is similar to the saying "The grass is always greener on the other side," meaning that things you don't have, etc. always seem more desirable than what you do have. It also suggests that if you do get to where the grass is greener, it may not be as great as what you imagined it to be.

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New Testament

What is the proverb for can move mountains?

Matthew 17:14-20, the parable of the mustard seed:

14 When they came to the crowd, a man approached Jesus and knelt before him.

15 "Lord, have mercy on my son," he said. "He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.

16 I brought him to your disciples, but they could not heal him."

17 "You unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me."

18 Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed at that moment.

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, "Why couldn't we drive it out?"

20 He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

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What does a sleeping cat can not catch a rat mean?

A lazy person will miss opportunities

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Old Testament
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History of Judaism

How might reading a series of proverbs affect people in the israelite kingdom?

bc they could never find a land far from YOUR POP.

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Definitions
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What is the meaning of the proverb 'beneath a stone no water flows'?

Life takes no inactivities!
If something comes along nothing holds you back

Real life is not found in inactivity

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What are the examples of proverbs expressing a general attitude towards life and law that govern life?

What are the examples of proverbs expressing a general attitude towards life and law that govern life?

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Past Tenses
Proverbs

What is the past tense for does?

The past tense of "does" or "do" would be "did" or "done", depending on the format of the sentence.

Example: Present - Past

I do - I did, I had done

You do - You did, You had done

She/he does - She/he did, S/he had done

We do - We did, We had done

They do - They did, They had done

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What are examples of proverbs expressing a system of values?

proverbs expressing a system of values.

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Police and Law Enforcement
Word Play, Puns, and Oxymorons
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Constable is to thief as gamekeeper is to?

animals

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What are the examples of proverbs in cebuano version?

anu aku tanga hahahahahah

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The Cask of Amontillado

Proverbs and riddles of caraga region?

Naghahanap din ako hehehe

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What proverb includes can move mountains?

Faith can move mountains

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Are all proverbs poetic and figurative in nature?

Yes

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Grammar
Definitions
Proverbs

What is the meaning of the proverb He who is afraid of the leaves must not go into the forest?

This isn't actually a proverb; it is a quote from Leo Tolstoy's short story, The Two Brothers.

In the context of the story, two brothers come across a stone that tells them that they must steal the cubs from a she-bear and run up a mountain to find happiness. The younger brother wants to do what the stone says, but the older brother desists, telling him that "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

The younger brother replies:

I have heard: "He who is afraid of the leaves must not go into the forest."

In short, he belittles the older brother's caution. This quote is believed by many to mean "If you are afraid of the little things in life, you are likely to miss the big picture, or the big catch."

Some misinterpret it as "You need to overcome your fears by facing them", but the context suggests otherwise.

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