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Wise Old Adages

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posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 11:56 PM
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I thought it would be cool to have a list of adages. They are something that, unfortunately, don't seem as used now a days. I'm only 23 so I can't speak about the past in speaking history. It just seems like my grandparents use adages more than anyone I know. Well to revamp some adages here is a list I've made, please share your own


Just remember that you are completely unique...Just like everybody else
What goes up must come down
A keen tongue is no indication of a sharp mind
If you shake trees be prepared to rake leaves
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt
You don't tug on supermans cape
You don't pull the mask off the Lone Ranger
Birds of a feather flock together
Don't judge a book by its cover
You're never to old to learn
Better late than never
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Two wrongs don't make a right
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink
Don't put the horse before the cart
When the going gets tough the tough get going
All work and no play make jack a dull boy
Necessity is the mother of invention
10/90 Rule - Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it
A boy's a boy, two boys is half a boy, an' three boys ain't no boy a-tall
A coward dies a thousand times but a hero dies once
A friend in need is a friend indeed
A good book never looks good; a bad book never looks bad
A locked door only hides what you want
A man who represents himself has a fool for a client
A mind too open may fall out
A politician is a mathematican who multiplies
A penny saved is a penny earned
A secrets only worth keeping if its worth telling
A stitch in time saves nine
A three legged stool cannot wobble
A watched pot never boils
A woman's work is never done
Actions speak louder than words
Age is a state of mind not a measurement of time
An adventure of 1000 miles begins with one step
An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind
Silence is golden
Better safe than sorry
Money makes the world to round
What goes around comes around
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
As busy as a bee
The apple never falls far from the tree
Opposites attract
A corporation is an ingenius device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing
A friend to all is a friend to none
A good lawyer makes for a bad neighbor
A liberal is a man who is willing to spend someone else's money
A leader is a dealer in hope
A lie told often enough becomes truth
A mans home is his castle
A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do
A minute on the lips a lifetime on the heart
Penny for your thoughts
A pictures worth a thousand words
A rose, by any other name, would smell just as sweet
Absence makes the heart grow stronger
All the worlds a stage
All things in moderation
An elephant never forgets
April showers bing may flowers
As sure as death and taxes
Another day another dollar
Art and science are two sides of the same coin
Back to the old drawing board
Be there or be square
Be careful who you step on while climbing the ladder of success; you’re liable to meet them on the way down
Beggars can't be choosers
it's better to ask dumb questions than to make dumb mistakes

Again please add any, as knowledge is power.
edit on 1-1-2013 by AudioGhost because: Spelling




posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 12:08 AM
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We will cross that bridge when we come to it.

Out of all of the people in the world.......... You are one of em'.

What's done is done. (I can't remember if that was already on the list)

You never know whachu got 'til you don't got it no more [sic].

ETA: Bros before hoes!!! Lol
edit on 2-1-2013 by UnaChispa because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 12:17 AM
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Most of those are OK , a few I could poke a few holes in , but I have to tell you that I'm having trouble with " don't put the horse before the cart " . I mean , where else are you supposed to put him ?



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 12:38 AM
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Originally posted by thudpuddy
Most of those are OK , a few I could poke a few holes in , but I have to tell you that I'm having trouble with " don't put the horse before the cart " . I mean , where else are you supposed to put him ?



It's "Don't put the Cart before the Horse".

Is "Measure Twice Cut Once" on the list?




posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 12:50 AM
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No that's not on the list. I've never heard it but its always good hearing new ones



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 12:51 AM
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reply to post by thudpuddy
 


Haha ironically means to keep things in order and in which, I did not.



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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Thank you . I'm getting old and I guess my brain is slipping , I should have remembered that .



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 12:57 AM
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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
Nothing remains constant except change itself.
It is easier to criticize than to do better.
An old ox makes a straight furrow.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
Never spend time with people who don't respect you



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 01:02 AM
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Aim for the stars, you might hit a tree
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
edit on 2-1-2013 by ZeussusZ because: memory


Your dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.
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posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 01:08 AM
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You have been listening to Jim Croce,haven't you........




posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 01:35 AM
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Originally posted by kdog1982
You have been listening to Jim Croce,haven't you........


Yes, but he/she left out: "Don't spit into the wind."


Also, thought of these:
The grass is always greener on the other side.
Blood is thicker than water.
A bird in hand beats two in the bush.
Early bird gets the worm.
Early to bed; early to rise; makes you healthy, wealthy and wise!

And here is one that is not so old, but I like it.
I am rubber, you are glue-- your words bounce off me and stick to you!



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 01:54 AM
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Red sky at night, shepherds delight.
Red sky in the morning, sailors warning.



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 01:55 AM
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Never trust a fart

When you get to be my age you should Never waste a boner.

Those are a couple of my favorites.



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 03:04 AM
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My apologies, but the old saying has never been the same since the following




posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 03:19 AM
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We all look the same on the toilet.
One of my personal favourites. Lol.



posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 06:01 AM
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Youth is Wasted on the Young.




posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 11:10 AM
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Too soon old and too late smart

Look at the pot calling the kettle black

Id rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy

life is like a hand of poker you start out with a pair and end up with a full house

life is like a sh*t sandwich the more bread you have the less Sh*t



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