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For your amusement, for your edification and inspiration, for livening up that speech you have to give: proverbs have an irresistible power. These little pockesots of wisdom say volumes about a culture ¿ so take a tour around the world in words.. You¿ll encounter the lively and colourful sayings from all around the world: Africa and its diaspora (Haiti, Jamaica, and African-American); Central and South America; Mexico; Native American; China, Japan; Italy; Ireland; Scotland; Israel; and the Arab nations..