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Sunday 7 September 2003 3.19pm
Actions speak louder than words. The pen is mightier than the sword.
Knowledge is power. Ignorance is bliss.
Look before you leap. He who hesitates is lost.
Many hands make light work. Too many cooks spoil the broth.
A silent man is a wise one. A man without words is a man without thoughts.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Clothes make the man. Don't judge a book by its cover.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Better safe than sorry.
The bigger, the better. The best things come in small packages.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Out of sight, out of mind.
What will be, will be. Life is what you make it.
Cross your bridges when you come to them. Forewarned is forearmed.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander. One man's meat is another man's poison.
With age comes wisdom. Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come all wise sayings.
The more, the merrier. Two's company; three's a crowd.
Monday 6 October 2003 3.16pm
A fool and his donkey are easily parted
you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it dance
it's a wise man who knows his own goat
a leopard cannot change its spots but a tiger knows its onions..........
......just a few of my favourite animal proverbs
Monday 6 October 2003 3.29pm empty monkey makes the most noise........
Tuesday 7 October 2003 9.12am
........or: see a pony, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck
every tapir has a silver lining
pride comes before a lion
you have to break a few horses to make an omelette
all that glisters isn't cod.....

Post edited (08 Oct 03 09:12)
Monday 20 October 2003 11.27am
Just another slant on alan's contribution.

I remember once being told at school:

"An empty vessel makes most noise"

OK ... I was a kid at school then, but I think the reader may associate the proverb when we relate it to some person (persons) in our lives where we have found that to be very true. I have secretly thought this proverb to myself on many occasions when there has been a lot of noise, yet little thought or meaning to the point in debate/ question

Sorry alan. Not oneupmanship. It just brought that childhood memory back :-)

Monday 20 October 2003 11.31am
Oh and that reminds me of something I was once told.

Define the difference between a pessimist and an optimist:

The optimsist says:

"Every cloud has a silver lining"

The pessimist says:

"Every silver lining has a cloud".

My Father told me that one day. I guess he wasn't feeling very optimistic ... huh?


(Sorry for the tangent people)
Monday 20 October 2003 11.32am
You're very welcome, after all, one man's mink is another man's poisson!

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