A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)
Contributed by: Zaady
Fair and softly goes far.
Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.
Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are.
Tell me what company thou keepst, and I'll tell thee what thou art.
Source: Don Quixote, pt. II, ch. 23.
Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.
Source: "El Licenciado Vidriera."
Honesty's the best policy.
Source: see Franklin
Drink moderately, for drunkenness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.
There are but few proverbial sayings that are not true, for they are all drawn from experience itself, which is the mother of all sciences.
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