I was thinking about old, familiar proverbs the other day. But I ran into a quandary - they can be a tad confusing!
Which is correct?
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.
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.
Money talks. <----> Talk is cheap.
The only thing constant is change. <----> The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Two heads are better than one. <----> If you want something done right, do it yourself.
Many hands make light work. <----> Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Great minds think alike. <----> Fools seldom differ.
Birds of a feather flock together. <----> Opposites attract.
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.
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.
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