Proverbial Opposites

Posted by: soot

Proverbial Opposites - 11/04/12 10:38 AM

For every proverb saying one thing, sometimes there's another proverb saying the opposite. If there's one thing these Proverbial Opposites prove it's that "It's a poor rule that won't work both ways!"

Find the Proverbial Opposite of a maxim below.

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= 1. Fine feathers do not make fine birds
= 2. Many hands make light work
= 3. Enough is as good as a feast
= 4. It is never too late to mend
= 5. Hitch your wagon to a star
= 6. Out of sight, out of mind
= 7. Nothing ventured, nothing gained
= 8. The best things in life are free
= 9. Poverty is no sin
= 10. Birds of a feather flock together
= 11. Look before you leap
= 12. You can't teach an old dog new tricks
= 13. Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

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Posted by: Coreoverload

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/04/12 11:06 AM

2. Too many cooks spoil the broth
Posted by: manxman

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/04/12 11:33 AM

11. He who hesitates is lost.
Posted by: Niki

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/04/12 11:37 AM

6. absence makes the heart grow fonder yes
Posted by: Haroula

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/04/12 12:00 PM

5.Don't bite off more that you can chew wave
Posted by: michele rose

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/04/12 06:50 PM

7. Better safe than sorry.
Posted by: GBC

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/04/12 07:30 PM

12. You're never too old to learn.
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/04/12 08:32 PM

3. The more the merrier.
Posted by: Redz

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 06:45 AM

10. Opposites attract wave
Posted by: curly

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 07:22 AM

1. Birds of a feather flock together??
Posted by: soot

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 10:24 AM

Curly .. your basic truth is not an "opposite" of #1

All other solutions are good

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Posted by: Gimli

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 10:36 AM

How about:

9. He is rich enough who is contented

?? wave Evelyne
Posted by: soot

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 10:43 AM

Hi ya Gimli .. I'll take that one yes

Hope your afternoon is good to you wave
Posted by: Niki

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 10:49 AM

4. a stitch in time saves nine

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Posted by: soot

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 10:53 AM

Not what I have Niki but it fits yes
Posted by: Gimli

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 10:55 AM

hearts thanks! Yes, nice afternoon inside the house (outside it's raining and freezing..)
Posted by: Jema

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 11:12 AM

13. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. wave
Posted by: Niki

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 11:53 AM

soot have you got?

4. least said soonest mended smile
Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/05/12 12:30 PM

1. You can't judge a book by its cover?
Posted by: CCbomber

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/06/12 12:06 AM

8. There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Posted by: Marian

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/06/12 12:22 AM

1. Clothes make the man? wave
Posted by: Cue

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/06/12 07:46 AM

1. You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear?
Posted by: soot

Re: Proverbial Opposites - 11/06/12 09:46 AM

All Good by .. Jema Niki CCBomber

Flo, Cue .. Marian had my solution

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