Contradicting Proverbs

by phil on Saturday Jan 10, 2009 10:02 AM
interesting-looking text

I'm fascinated by proverbs. These one-liners seem to end conversations with their wit and wisdom. Sometimes, a proverb becomes a mantra under which we lives our lives by. Having said that, Brian S. Kendig has compiled a handful of contradicting proverbs. Kind of flips the whole business on its head. I also just like his presentation:

He who hesitates is lost! B U T Look before you leap!
Birds of a feather flock together! B U T Opposites attract!
You're never too old to learn! B U T You can't teach an old dog new tricks!
Doubt is the beginning of wisdom! B U T Faith will move mountains!
The pen is mightier than the sword! B U T Actions speak louder than words!
Don't cross your bridges before you come to them! B U T Forewarned is forearmed!
Silence is golden! B U T The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
Clothes make the man! B U T Never judge a book by its cover!
Good things come in small packages! B U T The bigger the better!
A miss is as good as a mile! B U T Half a loaf is better than none!
Great starts make great finishes! B U T It ain't over 'till it's over!
Practice makes perfect! B U T All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush! B U T A man's reach should exceed his grasp!
Ignorance is bliss! B U T An unexamined life is not worth living!

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