How would you modify an old saying to suit your purposes?
Here are two examples of originals and newer versions provided by other people: Love thy neighbor as thyself. Love thy neighbor, but don't get caught. This one was provided by an acquaintance from Finland. Behind every dark cloud, there's a silver lining. Behind every dark cloud, there's another dark cloud. Let's think outside of the box -- I mean the dodecahedron!
Love they neighbour. It's why I became a hermit. Behind every dark cloud, comes the rain. Let's think outside the box. Don't get into the box in the first place. For every expert opinion there are at least two other experts with totally contradictory and opposite opinions.
"Behind every silver lining there's a dark cloud"; the pessimist's reason to stay indoors. "There are scarecrows over the white cliffs of Dover" (the bluebirds have had their fill of the farmer's crops); "An investor and his money are soon parted" (in the aftermath of the 'flash crash' brought about by Navinder Singh Sarao on his laptop, working in his parents' house in Hounslow); "Divorce lawyers are a girl's best friend" (luckily it hasn't happened to me -yet).
Thanks one and all. The top answer award went to David Hunt. "Don't just do something, stand there." However this is also subject to modification, in the spirit of HubPages. Don't just do something; write about it!
I'd like to add one more modified old saying. It's from the late science fiction author, Robert Heinlein. "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."