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What is a Proverb?

A proverb is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are often metaphorical.
"All that glitters is not gold” – (this means that just because something looks good, does not necessarily mean that it is good.)
"A monkey in silk is a monkey no less” – (this means that just because someone dresses fancy does not necessarily mean that they are fancy or of good character.)

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