A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true
The proverb states that we should "Treat the Earth well."
There is an old African proverb which says "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago."
In the words of the Chinese proverb: A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step.
May I refer you to the ancient proverb "Don't say what you don't want quoted later."
Have you ever heard this old proverb?