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Proverbs are short, but memorable sayings, based on an important fact of experience that is considered true by many people. Famous old proverbs have gained some credibility through their long use, we have inculded a large selection of famous proverbs as well as proverbs from the bible.

Adages which describe a rule of conduct are also known as known as "maxims". Some old adages may have become a cliché or truism through over use. Modern Adages are often given proper names and called "laws" or "principles" such as Murphy's Law or the Peter Principle.

Many modern famous adages are derived from science fiction novels. Improve your understanding of famous adages with our explanation of famous adages.

An Idiom is a common, everyday phrase or expression or saying whose meaning cannot be understood by the individual words or elements. A phrase, proverb, or slang that is peculiar to a people or to a district, community or class. Whether you have "Got out of the wrong side of bed”.

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