What are the distinctive use of parables used in Luke's gospel using quotations?

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There are many parables, or stories that convey a moral truth in Luke, around 20.

"Judge Not Lest You Be Judged" Luke 6:37-42

"He also told them this parable: "Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?  [40] A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.  [41] "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"  [42] 

"Think Before You Act" Luke 14:28-33  

"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?  [29] For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, [30] saying, `This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'" [31]

"Help The Poor And God Will Bless You"  Luke 14:12-14  

[12] "Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid."

"The Prodigal Son"  Luke 15:29 11-32  

[31] " `My son,' the father said, `you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.  [32] But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.'"