Q: What are some proverbs that contradict one another?


Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

Look before you leap. and Haste makes waste. He who hesitates is lost. and Strike while the iron is hot.

Nothing venture, nothing gain. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. and Better safe than sorry.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Don't beat your head against a stone wall.

Seek and ye shall find. and Ask and it shall be given to you. Curiosity killed the cat.

Save for a rainy day. Tomorrow will take care of itself.

Life is what we make it. What is to be will be.

Too many cooks spoil the broth. and Two is company, three is a crowd. Many hands make light work. and The more the merrier.

One man's meat is another man's poison. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

With age comes wisdom. Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come all wise sayings.

Bear ye one another's burdens. (Gal. 6:2) For every man shall bear his own burden. (Gal. 6:5)

Great minds think alike. Fools never differ.

A rolling stone gathers no moss. A setting hen never lays.

A hollow pot makes the most noise. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Faint heart never won fair lady. The meek shall inherit the Earth.

To thine own self be true. The nail that stands out gets hammered down.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Familiarity breeds contempt. and Out of sight, out of mind.

Clothes make the man. Never judge a book by its cover. and All that glitters is not gold.

Variety is the spice of life. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.

Birds of a feather flock together. and Like attracts like. Opposites attract.

You're never too old to learn. You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Silence is golden. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

The pen is mightier than the sword. Actions speak louder than words.

Two heads are better than one. If you want something done, do it yourself.

Less is more. and Good things come in small packages. The bigger, the better.

When in Rome, do as the Romans. Above all, to thine own self be true.

Nice guys finish last. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

It's a poor workman who blames his tools. You can't do the job if you don't have the tools.

Don't shut the barn door after the horse is stolen. Better late than never.

Opportunity knocks but once. If one door shuts, God opens another.

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