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Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother.
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De Proverbio - Latin for 'About the Proverb' - is a site devoted to proverbs in several languages. Born as the world’s first multilingual electronic journal of proverb studies in 1995 at the University of Tasmania, De Proverbio has published several ebooks by academics and scholars from different parts of the world as well as CDs with audio of equivalent proverbs in various languages. You can browse all the issues of the ejournal, read online articles and books written by the best international scholars of the field or click and listen to the proverb of the day in 6 languages, subscribe to it and send the proverb of the day to a friend;



Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught, some fly away
Los refranes son como las mariposas, hay los que se cogen y los que se vuelan
Os provérbios são como as borboletas, alguns se apanham, outros não
Les proverbes ressemblent aux papillons; on en attrape quelques-uns, les autres s'envolent
I proverbi sono come le farfalle, alcuni sono presi, altri volano via
Proverbele sunt ca fluturii, unele se pot prinde, altele nu
a Spreekwoorden zijn als vlinders; sommige worden gevangen, andere vliegen weg
ger Sprichwörter sind Schmetterlinge, einige werden gefangen, andere fliegen fort




 
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