On this final day of the year, proverbs to live by courtesy of Father Time.
If they seem contradictory, it’s because they are – but, like a fundamentalist quoting scripture, I can assure you that just because they contradict each other, that doesn’t mean they aren’t all true. They’re each true at least some of the time. Just try to think of them as Situational Absolutes.
Actions speak louder than words./The pen is mightier than the sword.
Look before you leap./He who hesitates is lost.
Many hands make light work./Too many cooks spoil the broth.
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.
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.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander./One man's meat is another man's poison.
With age comes wisdom./Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come all wise sayings.
And finally, as you head for your New Year’s Eve celebrations, remember:
The more, the merrier./Two's company; three's a crowd
Best wishes for a
happy and prosperous