A proverb is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim.

Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.

The fool speaks, the wise man listens.

A wise man never knows all; only fools know every thing.

A fool judges people by the presents they give him.

They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds.

If you don't want anyone to find out, don't do it.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.

A book is like garden carried in the pocket.

Teachers open the door. You walk in by yourself.