Metaphysics Perhaps Proverbs Need Their Own Thread

Discussion in 'Metaphysics' started by helenheaven, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    For every proverb there seems to be a contradictory one...

    I have already posted a couple, here is another one....I'm sure for every proverb there is "an equal and opposite"

    Early bird gets the worm


    Second mouse gets the cheese

    Add any more you think of
  2. tablet

    tablet Premium Member

    Look before you leap.
    He who hesitates is lost.

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
    Don't beat your head against a stone wall.

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
    Out of sight, out of mind.

    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
    Don't cross the bridge until you come to it.

    Two heads are better than one.
    Paddle your own canoe.

    Haste makes waste.
    Time waits for no man.

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

    A word to the wise is sufficient.
    Talk is cheap.

    It's better to be safe than sorry.
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

    Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
    Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

    Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
    Nice guys finish last.

    Hitch your wagon to a star.
    Don't bite off more that you can chew.

    Many hands make light work.
    Too many cooks spoil the broth.

    Don't judge a book by its cover.
    Clothes make the man.

    The squeaking wheel gets the grease.
    Silence is golden.

    It seems like it's inevitable. Ying/Yang. Just got that from a site.
  3. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member


    That proves that ignorance deniers don't listen to silly proverbs....

    Thanks Tablet for such a comprehensive list ! I'm sure there is still more !!!
  4. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    a limping man still walks

    those who don't know speak,
    those who know don't speak
    shut off your senses, close your mind
  5. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    Like i said in the other thread

    If Ignorance is Bliss,
    How can Knowledge be Power?

  6. tablet

    tablet Premium Member

    The more, the better.
    Too much of something is not good.

    Looks like proverbs doesn't exist. The two cancel each other.
  7. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    sure they do but you have to hit a limit first for it too be too much of something. if you put the wo together it matches fine
  8. Mizar

    Mizar Premium Member

    i think the true lesson to be learned here that is apparant in all of tablets great examples above is that for all things a meidum is needed. you cant go to extreams in life you need a balance
    when you go to one side too much you fall. go to the other you fall. in all advice you should know when enough is enough and have a healthy place to stop becssues fce it if you take any advice too much its going to make you fall some how i hope that made sense.