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A proverb is a wise saying. Many cultures have collections of these, such as the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament, was said to be written by king Solomon of Israel. A proverb is basically a wise saying.

eg: 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.

See a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you’ll have all day.

‘Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.

Monday’s child is fair of face/Tuesday’s child is full of grace,/Wednesday’s child is full of woe,/Thursday’s child has far to go,/Friday’s child is loving and giving,/Saturday’s child works hard for its living/And a child that’s born on the Sabbath day/Is fair and wise and good