What is your favorite idiom, saying, or proverb?

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  1. CWanamaker profile image94
    CWanamakerposted 11 years ago

    What is your favorite idiom, saying, or proverb?

  2. crankalicious profile image93
    crankaliciousposted 11 years ago

    Profanity is the crutch of the inarticulate motherfu**ker.

  3. Credence2 profile image77
    Credence2posted 11 years ago

    "For the rich man, the whole world is a brothel"


  4. mcrawford76 profile image85
    mcrawford76posted 11 years ago

    The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.


  5. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 11 years ago

    Einstein said, "There are only two things in the universe that are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
    We must all gain knowledge any way possible and prove Einstein wrong.

  6. edhan profile image39
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    Don't worry, be happy!

    I always tell my children as they live their lives to the fullest and enjoy what they like to do most.

  7. Michaelmas profile image60
    Michaelmasposted 11 years ago

    I have to quote Nietzsche.... "that which does not kill me makes me stronger"

  8. profile image0
    Valoric Fireposted 11 years ago

    I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8 to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30.
    Groucho Marx

  9. shribabak profile image60
    shribabakposted 11 years ago

    help ever; hurt never.
    God is love. live with god

  10. profile image55
    TajSinghposted 11 years ago

    The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
    by Sven Goran Eriksson

  11. sammyfiction profile image60
    sammyfictionposted 11 years ago

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.


  12. darrylcrawford profile image70
    darrylcrawfordposted 11 years ago


    The Lord is My Shepherd I shall not want - Proverbs 23:1

    Meaning: My Lord and Savior Is my Shepherd who feeds me, guides me and shields me and I will not lack any good thing because He is my provider.

  13. Kaniel Loughran profile image61
    Kaniel Loughranposted 11 years ago

    "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things."

    -Winston Churchill

  14. Danette Watt profile image82
    Danette Wattposted 11 years ago

    Have lots I like but here's one: power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely

  15. NorthEast Timber profile image60
    NorthEast Timberposted 11 years ago

    The hottest place in hell is reserved for those who in times of great moral conflict, remain neutral.

    and MLK

  16. folorunsho80 profile image68
    folorunsho80posted 11 years ago

    Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox. Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form.


  17. IGiveInformation profile image63
    IGiveInformationposted 11 years ago

    Just do it. Is the most inspiring one for my every day life.

  18. Mahmo profile image60
    Mahmoposted 11 years ago

    It is a proverb :  "Never judge a book by its cover "!

  19. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 11 years ago

    Nisargadatta Maharaj said:

    "Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
    Love is knowing I am everything,
    and between the two my life moves."

  20. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image59
    Jo_Goldsmith11posted 11 years ago

    Do one thing every day that scares you.”  (EleanoRoosevelt)“
    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” (Mahatma Gandhi) Both of these are my favorite. I have needed these two to help me through some pretty heavy stuff in my life.

  21. polgas profile image55
    polgasposted 11 years ago

    No good Deeds can result into evil. Let us take the opportunity to do good even just for a day.

  22. Krysanthe profile image91
    Krysantheposted 11 years ago

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~Confucious

  23. feenix profile image57
    feenixposted 11 years ago

    My favorite is one that I came up with: Never except a free lunch. It will cost too much.

  24. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 11 years ago

    "...no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."  Desiderata

  25. Trevor Davis profile image55
    Trevor Davisposted 11 years ago

    "It is better to die a lion, than to live a pussy"
                                                  -Balls of Fury

  26. shiloh01 profile image59
    shiloh01posted 11 years ago

    That's: The lord is my shepherd, there is nothing that I shall want.

    It has been my all time favorite and gives me strength whenever I feel low.

  27. jhop1374 profile image60
    jhop1374posted 11 years ago

    The cost of living has gone up which means the chance of living has gone down. (Flip Wilson)

  28. Corrie Lamprecht profile image61
    Corrie Lamprechtposted 11 years ago

    "Never let go of the horse that caried you through the desert."

  29. Neon Tiger profile image59
    Neon Tigerposted 11 years ago

    "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right..." -Henry Ford.

    It's so true, it's definitely my favourite saying.

  30. wingedcentaur profile image67
    wingedcentaurposted 11 years ago

    "If you lived here you'd be home by now."

  31. sam3m profile image60
    sam3mposted 11 years ago

    my favorite saying is something i initiated and try to live by.  it is "if anything exists, i need two of it."  the result, unfortunately, is that i have a lot of stuff.  garage sale quality, but still stuff.

  32. Miss Info profile image78
    Miss Infoposted 11 years ago

    My life's mantra: "Live life. Love God. And Die"

  33. FranYo profile image60
    FranYoposted 11 years ago

    "Bloom where you're planted" is one of my favs

  34. the-real-deal? profile image67
    the-real-deal?posted 10 years ago

    "Fighting for peace is like f**king for virginity"

    Slightly crass way of putting the point across but does encapsulate the world today in it

  35. Darrell Roberts profile image74
    Darrell Robertsposted 10 years ago

    Mr Roberts your check is in the mail and 
    "The power is yours" Captain Planet.

  36. Canscorpion profile image59
    Canscorpionposted 10 years ago

    Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Everyone in their heart does know what's right. Just follow ur heart. smile

  37. rjsadowski profile image68
    rjsadowskiposted 10 years ago

    It is better to plan ahead than to plan a behind.

  38. profile image0
    Emily Sparksposted 10 years ago

    "Abscence makes the heart grow fonder" is probably my favorite.  I hope so, because my boyfriend will probably be leaving for college next year;(

  39. profile image33
    saisarannagaposted 10 years ago

    Help Ever, Hurt Never; Love All, Serve All. All are One, Be alike to everyone. I believe all the above three and try to adhere as far as possible.

  40. Lilith Eden profile image83
    Lilith Edenposted 10 years ago

    "In reality as in dreams, nothing is quite as it seems."
    -The Book of Counted Sorrows

  41. profile image0
    stessilyposted 10 years ago

    Hamlet:  "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."

  42. bright_sorcerer profile image60
    bright_sorcererposted 10 years ago

    As writers we are often inspired by other writers. The following quote by George Bernard Shaw sums up my approach to writing quite succinctly:

    "When you see something, you say, 'Why?'; but when I dream of things that never were, I say, 'Why not?'."

  43. jg555 profile image61
    jg555posted 10 years ago

    "The unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates

  44. jainismus profile image72
    jainismusposted 10 years ago

    When I was as young as you, I was not so stupid....

  45. shwetha123 profile image61
    shwetha123posted 10 years ago

    " Time and tide wait for none." So respect the value of time else time will spoil you.

  46. Spencer Camus profile image59
    Spencer Camusposted 10 years ago

    "When stresses of work stretch your patience to the limit, go home; share a smile with your wife, play games with your children. Share in the childs world of innocence, and the answers to your own difficulties will reveal themselves soon enough." - Spencer Camus

  47. rgardner74 profile image54
    rgardner74posted 10 years ago

    Live and let live.  I truly believe that humanity is too caught up in th private lives of others.  Think how relaxed you might be if you knew that fewer peeople were in your business night and day.  Of course, this is coming from a blogger and self-professed Facebook addict.

  48. profile image32
    LORD ENKIposted 10 years ago

    Misery loves company and You reap what you sow!

  49. KBEvolve profile image65
    KBEvolveposted 10 years ago

    "Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it." - Horace

  50. smzclark profile image61
    smzclarkposted 10 years ago

    if life gives you lemons; make lemonade!


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