Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words

311 . xciii John A. Simpson and Jennifer Speake , The Concise Dictionary of Proverbs , 2nd ed . ( Oxford University Press , 1992 ) , p . 40 . . xciv Anne Bertram and Richard A. Spears , NTC's Dictionary of Proverbs and Clichés ...

 Proverbs Speak Louder Than Words

"This book presents a composite picture of the richness of proverbs as significant expressions of folk wisdom as is manifest from their appearance in art, culture, folklore, history, literature, and the mass media. The book draws attention to the fact that proverbs as metaphorical signs continue to play an important role in oral and written communication. Proverbs as so-called monumenta humana are omnipresent in all facets of life, and while they are neither sacrosanct nor saccharine, they usually offer much common sense or wisdom based on recurrent experiences and observations."--BOOK JACKET.

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