Proverbs are collections of short, wise sayings that offer advice, based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. They can be found in every culture and language and many exist in more than one language. They are often and easily translated and transferred from one language into another.
Proverbs come from a variety of sources such as poetry, songs, commercials, literature, movies and stories. If even one word is changed or left out the meaning can be lost.
In these pages you can find a great number of the most common proverbs used and their meanings: