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Definition of Parable


  1. Procurable.
  2. A comparison; a similitude; specifically, a short fictitious narrative of something which might really occur in life or nature, by means of which a moral is drawn; as, the parables of Christ.
  3. To represent by parable.

Parable Quotations

My favorite parable for living a positive and influential life is the Golden Rule: 'Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.'
Tony Oller

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.
Malcolm Muggeridge

Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.
Simone Weil

Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith.
Austin Farrer

What I dislike about movie culture is that it often presents a parable of our problems - but the issues are all straightforward and the people are either nice or they're not. In real life, everyone falls between those perimeters, but not many American films operate in that grey area.
Julian Fellowes
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Parable Translations

parable in German is Parabel, Gleichnis, Gleichnis
parable in Swedish is liknelse
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