Before Books

Books are a relatively new phenomenon, mass production only a hundred years old. So before everything was written down how was knowledge and wisdom stored? Mainly, it seems, through word of mouth and memory.

My grandmother passed me loads of sayings, which sadly one hears rarely now. Here are my two favourites:

The difference between a rut and a grave is six feet.

Old sins cast long shadows.

Does anyone have any sayings to share, before they disappear forever?



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