Saturday, July 21, 2007

Contradictory Proverbs

A proverb is a short popular wise saying that states a general truth or gives good advice.
Some proverbs have contradictory proverbs. Below are some selected for light reading pleasures:
  1. Great minds think alike. Fools seldom differ.
  2. Save for a rainy day. Tomorrow will take care of itself.
  3. Life is what we make it. What will be, will be.
  4. Too many cooks spoil the broth. Many hands make light work.
  5. One man’s meat is another man’s poison. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
  6. Silence is golden. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  7. Opposite attracts. Birds of the same feather flock together.
  8. Faint heart never won fair lady. The meek shall inherit the earth.
  9. All good things come to those who wait. Those who hesitate are lost.
  10. Clothes make the man. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
  11. Nothing ventures, nothing gains. Better be safe than sorry.
  12. The bigger, the better. The best things come in small packages.
  13. Absence makes the heart grows fonder. Out of sight is out of mind.
  14. With age comes wisdom. Out of the mouths of babes come all wise sayings.
  15. Two is company, three is a crowd. The more, the merrier.
  16. Actions speak louder than words. The pen is mightier than the sword.
Readers who wish to add more, please do so in the ‘comments’ column.