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Contradicting Proverbs


  1. Look before you leap.
    He who hesitates is lost.
  2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
    Out of sight, out of mind.
  3. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
    Don’t cross the bridge until you come to it.
  4. Two heads are better than one.
    Paddle your own canoe.
  5. Haste makes waste.
    Time waits for no man.
  6. You’re never too old to learn.
    You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
  7. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  8. Hitch your wagon to a star.
    Don’t bite off more that you can chew.
  9. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
    Clothes make the man.
  10. The squeaking wheel gets the grease.
    Silence is golden.
  11. Birds of a feather flock together.
    Opposites attract.
  12. Winners never quit.
    Quit while you’re ahead.
  13. Many hands make light work.
    Too many cooks spoil the broth.
  14. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    Better safe than sorry.
  15. The bigger, the better.
    The best things come in small packages.
  16. Cross your bridges when you come to them.
    Forewarned is forearmed.
  17. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
    One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
  18. With age comes wisdom.
    Out of the mouths of babes come all wise sayings.
  19. The more, the merrier.
    Two’s company; three’s a crowd.
  20. Seek and ye shall find.
    Curiosity killed the cat.
  21. Slow and steady wins the race.
    Time waits for no man.
  22. The best things in life are free.
    There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
  23. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
    Stop and smell the roses.
  24. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  25. The early bird gets the worm.
    The second mouse gets the cheese.
  26. The higher you climb, the harder you fall.
    The sky is the limit.
  27. Practice makes perfect.
    No one is perfect.

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