Proverb from the Past

Collection: Proverb

After being asked about significant phrases or sayings, the informant recounted a proverb that his grandmother had previously told him. His grandmother would express that “A closed mouth doesn’t get fed.” This proverb implies that without asking or demanding what one needs, there is no way to obtain the goal.

Context/Interpretation: Proverbs are often used to teach valuable lessons. This proverb would be told to younger generations to encourage speaking out about what they need or want.