Wisdom literature
Wisdom literature is a genre of literature common in the Ancient Near East. This genre is characterized by sayings of wisdom intended to teach about divinity and about virtue. The key principle of wis...
Dialogue
Dialogue (sometimes spelled dialog in American English) is a written or spoken conversational exchange between two or more people, and a literary and theatrical form that depicts such an exchange. As ...
Fable
Fable is a literary genre. A fable is a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphize...
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Parable
A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse, which illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles. It differs from a fable in that fables employ animals, plants, inanimate o...
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Proverbs
A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity. They are oft...
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Verba volant, scripta manent
Verba volant, scripta manent is a Latin proverb. Literally translated, it means "spoken words fly away, written words remain".This phrase seems to come from a speech of Caius Titus of the Roman Senat...
Feet of clay
Feet of clay is a reference to the interpretation of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, by the prophet Daniel as recounted in the Book of Daniel:The analogy is now commonly used to refer to...
Nizami Museum of Azerbaijan Literature
The National museum of Azerbaijan literature named after Nizami Ganjavi (Azerbaijani: Nizami Gəncəvi adına Milli Azərbaycan ədəbiyyatı muzeyi) - was established in 1939, in Baku. It is located in...
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Agur
Agur ben Jakeh (Hebrew: אגור בן יקה‎) was the compiler of a collection of proverbs found in Proverbs 30, which is sometimes known as the Book of Agur or Sayings of Agur. The initial text of the ...
Book of Wisdom
The Book of Wisdom or Wisdom of Solomon, sometimes referred to simply as Wisdom or the Book of the Wisdom of Solomon, is one of the books of the Bible. It is considered scripture, classified as deuter...
The Grain
"The Grain", sometimes also translated as A Grain as Big as a Hen's Egg, is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy written in 1886. It takes the form of a parable about being content with one's ...
Andrzej Majewski
Andrzej Majewski, (born in November 12, 1966 in Wrocław), is a Polish aphorist, writer, columnist and photographer. He graduated from The Economics Academy of Wrocław. He is the author of "Aphorisms a...
Hermetica
The Hermetica are Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts from the 2nd and 3rd centuries , which are mostly presented as dialogues in which a teacher, generally identified as Hermes Trismegistus ("thrice-greatest...
Tecosca Cormaic
Tecosca Cormaic "The Instructions of Cormac" is a ninth-century Old Irish gnomic text which is cast as a dialogue between the legendary High-King of Ireland, Cormac mac Airt, and his son Coirpre Lifec...
The Three Hermits
"The Three Hermits" (Russian: Три Старца) is a short story by Russian author Leo Tolstoy (Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy) written in 1885 and first published in 1886 in the weekly periodical Niva (нива). It...
Theodicy and the Bible
Theodicy, in its most common form, is the attempt to answer the question of why a good God permits the manifestation of evil. Theodicy attempts to resolve the evidential problem of evil by reconciling...
What Men Live By
"What Men Live By" is a short story written by Russian author Leo Tolstoy in 1885. It is one of the short stories included in his collection What Men Live By, and Other Tales, published in 1885. The c...
The Grand Inquisitor
The Grand Inquisitor is a parable in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov (1879–1880). It is told by Ivan, who questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God, to his brother A...
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Psalm 1
Psalm 1 is the first of the Psalms in the Hebrew Bible. Like many of the psalms, it contrasts the "righteous" person (tzadik צדיק) to the "wicked" or "ungodly" (rasha` רשע) or the "sinner" (chatta' ח...
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De duodecim abusivis saeculi
De duodecim abusivis saeculi "On the Twelve Abuses of the World" is a treatise on social and political morality written by an anonymous Irish author between 630 and 700. During the Middle Ages the wor...
Book of Tobit
The Book of Tobit (/ˈtoʊbɪt/; Book of Tobias in the Vulgate; from the Greek: Τωβιθ, and Hebrew: טובי Tobi "my good", also called the Book of Tobias from the Hebrew טוביה Tovya "God is good") is a book...
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Instruction of Amenemope
Instruction of Amenemope (also called Instructions of Amenemopet, Wisdom of Amenemopet) is a literary work composed in Ancient Egypt, most likely during the Ramesside Period (ca. 1300–1075 BCE); it co...