So I was browsing the internet today and came across something really interesting. And I guess funny?
Anyway, you know you always get those people using proverbs to make a point just to make you feel stupid or whatever at times. Well I came across a list of ‘contrary proverbs’. Read on.
And here it goes:
All good things come to those who wait.
Time and tide wait for no man.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Actions speak louder than words.
Great minds think alike.
Fools seldom differ.
The best things in life are free.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Time waits for no man.
Look before you leap.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Do it well, or not at all.
Half a loaf is better than none.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Don’t cross your bridges before you come to them.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
Faith will move mountains.
Great starts make great finishes.
It ain’t over ’till it’s over.
Practice makes perfect.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Silence is golden.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
You’re never too old to learn.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Many hands make light work.
Hold fast to the words of your ancestors.
Wise men make proverbs and fools repeat them.
Yea I guess these contradictions don’t make life any easier. In fact this just goes to tell how stupid people are these days. Not stupid because they use these proverbs, but stupid because they fall for these. These proverbs aren’t wrong. They just apply to different situations. But these days, you string together a nice sentence using big words, and half the world’s already thinking that you’re wise and smart. Even better, put together a string of words commonly used together, i.e. proverbs; and your brain is telling you that you have just been hit with profound knowledge!
Think a little. About everything. Then think some more and conclude for yourself.