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.
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
........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.....
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 :-)