Two Extremes Or, Confused?

Two Extremes Or, Confused?

This is a discussion on Two Extremes Or, Confused? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Chris' post on the "Two Extremes" remined me of the old conflicted list..... -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Conflicting Proverbs -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- All designed to teach us a lesson, but ...

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    Chris' post on the "Two Extremes" remined me of the old conflicted list.....

    Conflicting Proverbs

    All designed to teach us a lesson, but did you ever
    notice that they're sometimes quite conflicting?

    Things like:

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

    Look before you leap.
    - but -
    He who hesitates is lost.

    Many hands make light work.
    - but -
    Too many cooks spoil the broth.

    A silent man is a wise one.
    - but -
    A man without words is a man without thoughts.

    Clothes make the man.
    - but -
    Don't judge a book by its cover.

    It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
    - but -
    The nail that sticks out gets hammered.

    Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
    - but -
    Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
    - but -
    Better safe than sorry.

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    That's great! Kinda reminds me of the "Jumbo Shrimp" book that was around years ago with all the oxymoron phrases. This is better, though.
    eschew obfuscation

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    Can you say "contradiction"?

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    Good list Richard - and I have a feeling there are a boatload more too - all of course totally valid!

    English as a language has some funny quirks - most of which we hardly notice.
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