The proverbial collector

January 1992
U.S. News & World Report;1/13/92, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p57
Discusses how the University of Vermont's Wolfgang Mieder has been tracking the origins of thousands of common American proverbs for decades, and in a conversation with Alvin P. Sanoff some common questions are answered. Whether most proverbs contain fundamental truths; Speculates that Benjamin Franklin may be the most widely quoted of all the proverb writers in American history; The commonality of proverbs that contain an egalitarian message; More questions.


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