Saturday, April 6, 2013


Contrary Proverbs


English is a very inconsistent language. 
You don’t believe me?? Well, I’ve got proof. Take a look at some of the most famous English proverbs. And just look how inconsistent they are to each other.
All good things come to those who wait.
BUT
Time and tide wait for no man.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
BUT
Actions speak louder than words.
Wise men think alike.
BUT
Fools seldom differ.
The best things in life are free.
BUT
There’s no such thing as a free lunch .
Slow and steady wins the race ..
BUT
Time waits for no man .
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Look before you leap .
BUT
Strike while the iron is hot ..
Do it well, or not at all.
BUT
Half a loaf is better than none.
Birds of a feather flock together.
BUT
Opposites attract.
Don’t cross your bridges before you come to them.
BUT
Forewarned is forearmed.
Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
BUT
Faith will move mountains.
Great starts make great finishes.
BUT
It ain’t over ’till it’s over.
Great starts make great finishes.
BUT
Well begun is half done.
Silence is golden.
BUT
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
You’re never too old to learn.
BUT
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
BUT
One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
BUT
Out of sight, out of mind.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
BUT
Many hands make light work.
Hold fast to the words of your ancestors.
BUT
Wise men make proverbs and fools repeat them.

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