Thursday, September 2, 2010

You know what they say..

Over the ages, hordes of mysterious people referred to as 'they' have uttered words of wisdom that eventually came to be known as proverbs. Being the weird kid who loved languages and English in particular, right from maybe first grade, I loved proverbs. I loved learning new ones, being able to think of the right ones and uttering them with a flourish at the appropriate time. Here are twelve most familiar to me and which I'm fond of..

  1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  2. Empty vessels make the most noise.
  3. Time and tide wait for no man.
  4. Where there's a will there's a way.
  5. Cleanliness is next to godliness.
  6. A stitch in time saves nine.
  7. As you sow so shall you reap.
  8. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
  9. Idle mind is a devil's workshop.
  10. Make hay while the sun shines.
  11. To err is human; to forgive divine.
  12. Necessity is the mother of invention.
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