Review: Proverbs From Around The World by Gerd de Ley #proverbs #GerddeLey #AroundTheWorld
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A proverb is usually an old adage or a popular saying, usually of unknown and ancient origin, that effectively expresses some common truth or useful thought. Proverbs come in many forms. I wrote a review about a book of African proverbs. The author of that book, Gerd de Ley, (http://bit.ly/31srt1f) also wrote the book I am going to review now.
Proverbs From Around The World: A Collection of Timeless Wisdom, Wit, Sayings & Advice by Gerd de Ley is full of proverbs from around the world, and is not just limited to any one region. de Ley approaches the proverbs as one would from just about any book like this. Proverbs having to do with animals starts off the book, as those seem to be very popular. Then there are ones having to do with family, food, life, relationships, marriage, death, people and even nature.
Some good proverbs that you might like to hear are:
- The advice for foxes is dangerous for chickens.
- The dog's kennel is no place to keep a sausage.
- An intelligent foe is better than a stupid friend.
- What the child says he has heard at home.
- When the liquor was gone the fun was gone.
- If it rained macaroni, what a fine time for gluttons!
- The earth is a giant cooking pot, and men are the meat therein.
- Time has no respect for beauty.
- Don't judge a man by his looks or a person by his books.
- He who always wants the last word ends up talking to himself.
- Work like a slave and eat like a gentleman.
- What cannot be cured must be endured.
As you can see from these proverbs, they are all just common sense notions that actually are in the form of a saying. All of these proverbs are to a point and make complete sense when translated. This would also make a great coffee table book, home library book or fun book to give as a gift. Proverbs From Around The World retails for $15.00 Us/$20 CAN. It can be purchased online at www.hatherleighpress.com, www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com.
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