adages: short but memorable sayings or statements, especially of an advisory nature, which are generally considered to be true. "a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb" dictionary.com
Note: At this point, I'm not sure what belongs in this category; everything that was previously here seemed more appropriately classified as an aphorism, and has now been moved to that category. That said, Wikipedia seems to prefer "adage" as a description, but it's not clear why. --Woozle (talk) 11:12, 11 August 2015 (EDT)
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