How many times have you been consoled with a proverb? Motivated? Inspired? Deceived? Proverbs stir up in us a whole bunch of feelings, good and bad, and teach or "unteach" us a lot of things.
Many people use proverbs as if they were absolute truths, while others use the irony in them to make a point. Not surprisingly, one single proverb or saying may evoke different responses in different cultures, being considered either lifesavers or nonsense (or anything, really, in between).
Since there is a large range of proverbs sprinkling wisdom over any aspect of life, they might carry some wisdom that can be either shared among cultures, if it happens to be present in essence in different language, or withheld from the world existing in a single language or culture. In any case, we can learn a lot from proverbs and saying, specially if we compare how a thought or rationale is expressed through different or similar proverbs in different cultures. This worthiness, variety, and critical reasoning is what we are looking for with this global project.
Taking the best out of the wisdom contained in proverbs is our aim. More than that, we hope to have fun and learn a lot about different cultures on this journey to endless discoveries!