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Definition of Adage

Adage

  1. An old saying, which has obtained credit by long use; a proverb.

Adage Quotations

The old adage about giving a man a fish versus teaching him how to fish has been updated by a reader: Give a man a fish and he will ask for tartar sauce and French fries! Moreover, some politician who wants his vote will declare all these things to be among his 'basic rights.'
Thomas Sowell

'The Good Wife' was definitely the biggest surprise and gift that I've had in a long time, and that did come out of some other work that I had done. That whole adage of 'work begets work' actually worked in that case - it was at the very end of their first season that my character was first introduced.
Carrie Preston

It's the old adage: You can make a pizza so cheap, nobody will eat it. You can make an airline so cheap, nobody will fly it.
Gordon Bethune

I've always believed in the adage that the secret of eternal youth is arrested development.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Regardless of the difficulties we may face individually, in our families, in our communities and in our nation, the old adage is still true - you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you cannot make both! The America I know doesn't make excuses.
Mia Love
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Adage Translations

adage in German is Sprichwort
adage in Italian is proverbio
adage in Spanish is proverbio, adagio
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