Adages

Strange…….

So …..

Adages …..

So contradictory

Each a timely message gives…..

Confusing though if chosen

As a way of how to live…..

Every cloud has a silver lining

BUT

It doesn’t rain but it pours,

A picture is worth a thousand words

BUT

The pen is mightier that the sword.

Out of sight is out of mind

BUT

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

 Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today

BECAUSE

A stitch in time saves nine

BUT

Live for the moment.

Feed a cold, starve a fever

BUT

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

 

Look before you leap

BUT

Make hay while the sun shines

AND

Take time to smell the roses.

 

Cleanliness is next to godliness

BUT

A little dirt never hurt anyone.

 

Many a slip twixt cup and lip

BUT

If at first you don’t succeed……..

 

Always look on the bright side of life

BUT

Be realistic.

Don’t carry all your eggs in one basket

BUT

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

 

Too many cooks spoil the broth

BUT

Many hands make light work.

 

Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves

BUT

Penny wise, pound foolish.

 

You never miss the water till the well runs dry

BUT

You don’t miss what you never had.

Can’t swing a cat in her

BUT

Compact and bijoux.

 

Don’t burn your bridges

BUT

Make a fresh start.

 

Clothes maketh the man

BUT

Beauty is only skin deep.

 

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

BUT

Seize the day AND

 Good things come to those who wait

BUT

Grab the bull by the horns.

 

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it

BUT

If it ain’t tested it is broke.

Ignorance is bliss

BUT

Ignorance is no excuse under the law.

It is too good to be true

BUT

It is what it is.

 

If you can’t say anything nice say nothing at all

BUT

Speak your mind.

 

Third time’s a charm

BUT

Third light….ohhh!

You are never too old to learn

BUT

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

 

No news is good news

BUT

Good news travel fast, bad news travels faster.

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.

Cheeky bastards.