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Conflicting Proverbs

Published Saturday, October 21, 2006

A proverb is defined as a short pithy saying in frequent and widespread use that expresses a basic truth or practical precept. In other words, it is a brief popular epigram or maxim. Most of us all regard proverbs as words of wisdom and as such, they are sometimes used to make important decisions in our lives. Here are some proverbs that will definitely let you ponder. So, if the proverbs listed below are conflicting advice, what should you do? Apply them to your own situation in your life with common sense.



Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- but -
Out of sight, out of mind.


Actions speak louder than words.
- but -
The pen is mightier than the sword.


A silent man is a wise one.
- but -
A man without words is a man without thoughts.


Look before you leap.
- but -
He who hesitates is lost.


Many hands make light work.
- but -
Too many cooks spoil the broth.


Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
- but -
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.


Clothes make the man.
- but -
Don't judge a book by its cover.


Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
- but -
Better safe than sorry.


The bigger, the better.
- but -
The best things come in small packages.


What will be, will be.
- but -
Life is what you make it.


Cross your bridges when you come to them.
- but -
Forewarned is forearmed.


What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
- but -
One man's meat is another man's poison.


With age comes wisdom.
- but -
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come all wise sayings.


The more, the merrier.
- but -
Two's company; three's a crowd


It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
- but -
The nail that sticks out gets hammered.


The best things in life are free.
- but -
You get what you pay for.


It never rains, than it pours.
- but -
Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.


Everything comes to him who waits.
- but -
He who hesitates is lost.


Opposites attract.
- but -
Birds of a feather flock together.


Never too old to learn.
- but -
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.


There is nothing permanent except change.
- but -
There is nothing new under the sun.


Variety is the spice of life.
- but -
Don't change horses in the middle of a stream.


Never do evil, that good may come of it.
- but -
The end justifies the means.


Better to ask the way than to go astray.
- but -
Ask no questions and hear no lies.


Practice makes a man perfect.
- but -
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.


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3 Comments:

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Amstaffie said...
 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger R. Edmondson said...
 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger polsa akash said...
 

Hmmm, never thought of these before... but then again, that's what your blog is here for. :)

You got that right! :)

Have a great week.

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