When it comes to proverbs, I am a passionate fisherman. Since the waters of common sense flow in every part of the world, we may be lucky and catch the same proverb in streams thousands of miles apart — or rather, find the same insight turned into a proverb by an altogether different culture. In New York they say "Every family has a skeleton in the closet." In the West Indies, it becomes, "Every house have him dirty corner."

David Steindl-Rast, Words of Common Sense for Mind, Body, and Soul