Contrary Proverbs

Need advice? Someone is always ready with a nice proverb. But.... A follow-on to our Paradoxical Proverbs post.

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
but...
A man's reach should exceed his grasp.

A miss is as good as a mile.
but...
Half a loaf is better than none.

All good things come to those who wait.
but...
Time and tide wait for no man.

Don't cross the bridge until you come to it.
but...
Forewarned is forearmed.

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
but...
Faith will move mountains.

Good things come in small packages.
but...
The bigger the better.

Great starts make great finishes.
but...
It ain't over 'till it's over.

He who hesitates is lost.
but...
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
but...
Look before you leap.

Practice makes perfect.
but...
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Silence is golden.
but...
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

The pen is mightier than the sword.
but...
Actions speak louder than words

You're never too old to learn.
but...
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
but...
One man's meat is another man's poison.

Wise men think alike.
but...
Fools seldom differ.

Posted May 10, 2010

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