A common saying like in Hindi "Juldi ka kaam shaitan ka" translation "Anything done in hurry has Satan's reflection in it. "

Something like truism, but it's meaning on google doesn't say what I mean. I want a word for "truism but useful."

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How about proverb, adage, aphorism, or axiom?

Proverb: a brief popular saying (such as “Too many cooks spoil the broth”) that gives advice about how people should live or that expresses a belief that is generally thought to be true.

Adage: a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation.

Aphorism: a short phrase that expresses a true or wise idea.

Axiom: a generally accepted proposition or principle, sanctioned by experience; maxim.

You can also see this list of synonyms for proverb.


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