Proverbs are the gems of wisdom. They are coined in order to impart practical knowledge to us. It is a great truth with lots of experience and profound thinking. It is the mixture of wisdom & philosophy. It does not argue over a point or explain anything; it just tells us a great truth in the most significant way.
There are various proverbs such as ‘time & tide wait for none’;’ a stitch in time saves nine’. They are undoubtedly carrying the same meaning but in a better way than each other. Most proverbs are anonymous. They are true in differentcontexts. Here are some such proverbs which cannot be challenged such as ‘Honesty is the best policy’ & ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’. These are universal proverbs. Proverbs can be known as a common man’s friends, a philosopher and a guide. They influence us in many ways. Our elders also sometimes find proverbs to make us explain something and it has a great impact on our minds. We may sometimes not understand a big lecture but we understand a small proverb very easily.
But one very important thing is that people should not blindly follow them. We may miserably fail if we keep thinking continuously about a proverb. Actually proverbs make our minds idle and discourage our thinking. May be people say many things about proverbs, but they do play a vital role in our life. The language of proverbs is simple but picturesque. Proverbs will survive for many years to come. They will keep on shedding light to warn us against pitfalls & will show us the correct way.
Generally using them in a best possible way will make you feel more confident then others speaking normal language.
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