The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Proverbs

Portada
Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2001 - 511 páginas
For your amusement, for your edification and inspiration, for livening up that speech you have to give: proverbs have an irresistible power. These little pockets of wisdom say volumes about a culture--so take a tour around the world in words. You'll encounter the lively and colorful sayings from all around the world: Africa and its diaspora (Haiti, Jamaica, and African-American); Central and South America; Mexico; Native American; China, Japan; Italy; Ireland; Scotland; Israel; and the Arab nations.
 

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Índice

Introduction
11
About the Proverbs
17
Encyclopedia of Proverbs
44
Adaptation
55
Anxiety
79
Appearance
80
Arrogance
88
Authenticity
89
Health
287
Hearth Home
290
Help
293
Home Family
294
Honesty
296
Honor
303
Hospitality
307
Humanity
309

Barter
91
Beauty
93
Bravery
95
Business
97
Caution
101
Change
109
Character
110
Charity
116
Children
118
Choices
122
Common Sense
125
Commonality
126
Community
127
Comparison
131
Compromise
132
Conduct
133
Confidence
134
Conflict
135
Consequences
141
Cooperation
143
Courage
146
CourageCowardice
148
Courtesy
149
Criticism
151
Death
154
Death Life
158
Debt
159
Deception
162
Defeat Victory
164
Deity
165
Destiny
167
Diligence
168
Discipline
169
Discretion
171
Diversity
174
Drink
175
Education
178
Effort
180
Elders
181
Emotion
182
Endurance
184
Environment
185
Envy
186
EqualitySuperiority
189
Essence
190
Experience
192
Expression
197
Fairness
198
Faith
199
Familiarity
200
Family
202
FamilyHome
208
Farming
210
Fate
212
Faults
217
Favor
218
Fear
219
Food Drink
221
FoodHunger
227
Fools Folly
229
Foreigners
236
The Forest
237
Fortune
238
Friends
244
Friends Enemies
246
Friendship
254
Futility
257
Generosity
259
Giving Receiving
260
GodReligion
262
Good Evil
266
Gossip
270
GossipLies
271
GossipRumour
272
Gratitude
274
Greed
275
GreedEnvy
278
Guile
279
Humor
313
Hunting Fishing
315
Ignorance
318
Ignorance Knowledge
319
Inspiration
323
Judgement
324
Justice
326
Kindness
330
Knowledge
333
Law
337
Leadership
340
Learning
343
Life
344
Life Lessons Wisdom
347
Livelihood
348
Love
349
Loyalty
358
Marriage
361
Matchmaker
369
Maturity
370
Memories
371
Men
373
The Mill
374
Moderation
375
Morality
377
Motivation
378
Nature
379
Neighbors
383
Obstinacy
384
Optimism
386
Passions
389
Pathways Footpaths
391
Realism
418
Regret
420
Religion
421
Renting
423
Reputation
424
Respect
427
Responsibility
428
Righteousness
431
Risk
432
Selfishness
433
Sensitivity
434
Shame
435
Sin
436
Sincerity
440
Sorrow
441
Sport
442
Status
443
Strategy
444
Success
445
Suitability
450
Superstition
451
Suspicion
452
Taste
453
Temptation
454
Thrift
455
Tolerance
456
Tradition
457
Trust
458
Truth
461
Value
464
Vanity
466
Vision
467
Vulnerability
469
WealthPoverty
470
Weather
473
Wisdom
475
Wit
480
Women
481
Work
483
Bibliography
486
Index
492
319
500
Indecision 321
502
Patience 394
507
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