A World Treasury of Folk Wisdom
By Reynold Feldman & Cynthia A. Voelke
San Francisco: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992, 164 pp.
1,000 proverbs in 100 categories from 130+ cultures/countries
The French have a word for it. But then, so do the English, the Spanish, and the Germans—not to mention the Jamaicans, the Maoris, and the Zulus. Human beings in every culture have had to deal with the identical questions of living and dying, of survival, growth, relationship, and meaning. Fortunately, our ancestors have passed down their life learning in the form of short, easily remembered sayings… best known in English as proverbs. This anthology is a treasury of proverbial wisdom from all parts of the world.