I am the child of peasants, neither of whom had any education and most probably neither read ten books in life. What they knew came from life. Following are examples of their peasant wisdom
Giving coffee to children stunts their growth.
Drink tea if you have a cold.
Eat chicken soup if you have any illness.
Food falls on floor, eat it, germs are good for you.
Eat, Eat, Eat, you are thin.
Eat today, who knows about tomorrow.
Always expect the worst in life, then you will not be surprised.
Work, work, work.
Do it now. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.
If someone leaves a penny, take it.