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Fun WIth The English Language - Proverbs Edition

We've all heard them...hell, most of us have used one or more at some point or another. I'm talking about proverbs, those little sayings that have been around seemingly forever, and with which we get out of having to ACTUALLY think of what to say to someone. A little bon mot that we've heard so many times that is ingrained into us, those little rules of thumb that tell you how to live right...and usually, there's at least a good basis for them, right?

Have you ever noticed, though, that for almost anyone you come up with, there's another that contradicts it? Seems like you and another, if properly versed, could have a nifty argument, just spouting them back and forth at each other...dig these...

Proverbs Say...But Proverbs Also Say...
Actions speak louder than words.The pen is mightier than the sword.
Knowledge is power.Ignorance is bliss.
Look before you leap.He who hesitates is lost.
Many hands make light work.Too many cooks spoil the broth.
A silent man is a wise one.A man without words is a man without thoughts.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Clothes make the man.Don't judge a book by its cover.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.Better safe than sorry.
The bigger, the better.The best things come in small packages.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.Out of sight, out of mind.
What will be, will be.Life is what you make it.
Cross your bridges when you come to them.Forewarned is forearmed.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander.One man's meat is another man's poison.
With age comes wisdom.Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come all wise sayings.
The more, the merrier.Two's company; three's a crowd.
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