The application of proverbs in compositions.

 What’s a proverb?

A proverb is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are often metaphorical.

eg:  Hasty love, soon cold

A leopard cannot change its spots.

Being convincing and fascinating, Proverbs are always welcomed in compositions.

The structure for quotation: as the old saying goes.

Eg: As the saying goes, experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.

Do you still remember the following proverbs?

A friend in need is a friend indeed

All roads lead to Rome

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Do as the Romans do.

Failure is the mother of success

God helps those who help themselves

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

All that glitters is not gold

Briefly three categories:

1: have the Chinese counterparts

2: structure symmetry in grammar or words

3: rhyming words

Category  1:

A young idler, an old beggar

Beauty lies in the love's eyes

Every mother's child is handsome

Every potter praises his pot

 Category 2:structure symmetry in grammar or words

1.      Far from eye, far from heart.

2.      Blood will have blood.

3.      Business is business.

4.      Do well and have well.

5.      First come, first served.

6.      Habit cures habit.

7.      Harm set, harm get.

8.      Diamond cuts diamond.

Category 3: rhyming words

1.   A fall into a pit, a gain in your wit.

2.  A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.

2.   Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.

4.  Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

5. Health is better than wealth.

A sentence to describe the benefits of reading :

By reading, we can enrich our knowledge and broaden our horizon

Proverbs available:

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.

By reading we enrich the mind, by conversation we polish it.



God helps those who help themselves

Genius is nothing but labor and diligence

Confidence in yourself is the first step on the road to success

Care and diligence bring luck

Why should we have good habits?

Proverb: Custom makes all things easy

Proverbs available:

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

Health is better than wealth

Don't put off till tomorrow what should be done today

Constant dripping wears away a stone.