A proverb is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience of mankind. They are often metaphorical.
My sweet girlcat Marilyn tagged me for a meme ... here is my proverb
The crash of a lamp at 4:30 am will always get a cat an early breakfast.
I know you think this sweet cat could never do anything like knocking a lamp to the floor at 4:30 am ....