Conflicting Proverbs from Grammar.net

grammar-proverbsGreat article on English Proverbs and their seemingly conflicting meanings: 

“Proverbs and sayings are nuggets of truth wrapped up in pithy word packages. As brief as two words, often centuries old, these maxims express wisdom in simple ways that transcend time, language, and culture. As Lord John Russell put it in Notes to Roger’s ‘Italy’, ‘A proverb is one man’s wit and all men’s wisdom.’ ”

Read the full article at: Grammar.net

 

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