What are your favorite aphorisms? List as many as you want and what makes them y

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  1. Laura Schneider profile image92
    Laura Schneiderposted 4 years ago

    What are your favorite aphorisms? List as many as you want and what makes them your favorite.

    What's an aphorism? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphorism

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Sorry, this is all could think of at the moment.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It's an "oldy and a goodie"! (No apologies!) Thanks for kicking off this thread, JT! :-) Cheers!

  3. CraftytotheCore profile image80
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    A place for everything and everything in its place.

    It will all come out in the wash.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Now if only I could learn the first one and take it to heart...

      I love the second one, too. In my case, it comes out in the wash as an illegible, frayed piece of paper half the time. LOL Thanks for these, CraftytotheCore!

  4. alancaster149 profile image84
    alancaster149posted 4 years ago

    One in Yorkshire dialect: 'Theer's nowt so queer as folk!' ('There's nought/nothing as weird as people');
    'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush';
    'there's more than chickens that wears feathers' (something to do with a visit to a strip club);
    'a hearse is for life, not just a funeral';
    'our routes pass your branches' (used by London Transport buses in the 1970's and 1980's to attract advertising from stores in the West End).
    Is this enough? I'd have to get out my 'phrase shovel' for more.

    1. alancaster149 profile image84
      alancaster149posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Just thought of another one or two: "A watched kettle never boils", "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched".
      Owzat!

    2. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome! These are all great, alancaster149! I'd only heard "A bird in the hand..." the others are new to me. Thanks!

  5. Emmyboy profile image82
    Emmyboyposted 4 years ago

    I like this one so much: After all is said and done; more is said than done!

    Another one is: 3 people can keep a secret; if 2 are dead!

    And this one is from Socrates himself: “Wisdom is knowing how little we know."

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ohhh, those are all great! Thanks, Emmyboy!

 
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