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Unusual adages you love

kiddiekiddie 3377 replies215 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
I was recently thinking back to something another mom said about the college process "There is a lid for every pot", which I think is a great saying. It made me think, like with the regional language and pronunciations, there must be lots of great ones out there I have never heard.
Two more I really like:
My yoga teacher says "some days you are the hammer and some days the nail"
My grandmother used to say "whatever you put in that is what you will find". She said it primarily about cooking/baking ( in Italian.)
What great saying can you think of that most people don't know, but that you use or have heard which really resonates with you?
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  • FallGirlFallGirl 8030 replies27 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My yoga teacher likes to tell us that "simple doesn't mean easy". So right.
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  • FlyMeToTheMoonFlyMeToTheMoon 2978 replies45 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    My mother would say, “Fry the bacon while the pan is hot.” I use that one a lot.

    Not one that most people haven’t heard, but I used “we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it” when raising the kids. Now I find I’m using it with my husband. 😂
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  • bajammbajamm 1631 replies19 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    When I worked as an AVID teacher in a Jr/Sr high setting my boss would frequently tell us that fair does not mean equal and he expected us to treat the students fairly.
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  • momo2x2018momo2x2018 830 replies49 threadsRegistered User Member
    Speak well of your friend, of your enemy, say nothing.
    I was wise once - when I was born, I cried!
    Doubt is the beginning of Wisdom
    A watched pot never boils
    He who laughs last, laughs longest
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  • ChumomChumom 160 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    It’s better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
    We’ve “Howdy’d” but never “Hey’d”. Translation: We say hi in passing but never stop to talk. I’ve don’t ever use this one but I heard it and thought it a great way to separate acquaintances from friends.
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  • AboutTheSameAboutTheSame 3099 replies47 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Better to have and not need than need and not have. Yeah, I always have a plan B and a plan C. And yes, it drives my wife crazy, but she still agrees with the adage.
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  • Twoin18Twoin18 1526 replies17 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    “Stop flogging a dead horse”
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  • sfSTEMsfSTEM 140 replies4 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    Trust is hard to earn, but easy to lose.
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  • JustaMomJustaMom 2682 replies97 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 1
    In our home it is often said 'the other side of risk is regret'. It is my personal mantra. My best friend's is you're always at the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing...even if at the time you don't know it. In more recent years she's added...one day it'll come to you and you'll say...ahhhh, now I get it!
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  • CIEE83CIEE83 671 replies7 threadsRegistered User Member
    A friend told me, “Never argue with someone who knows less than you.” Which I guess is an impeccably polite version of the more familiar saying ascribed to Mark Twain, “Never argue with a fool. He’ll drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.”
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  • kiddiekiddie 3377 replies215 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    the circus one reminded me of "not my first rodeo"
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  • socaldad2002socaldad2002 1326 replies27 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited September 1
    One of my favorites: “You can either get bitter or get better”

    Another one:
    “Don’t mess with people who have nothing to lose”
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  • 1FloridaMom1FloridaMom 19 replies1 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    My husband, the engineer, says often: the perfect is the enemy of the good.
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  • MassmommMassmomm 3896 replies81 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    Don't borrow trouble from tomorrow.
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