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(111 Posts)
Buffybee Tue 04-Dec-18 19:14:51

There seems to be a proverb for every situation in life, my favourite is:

Least said, soonest mended.

BBbevan Tue 04-Dec-18 19:43:54

Half a loaf is better than none

Cherrytree59 Tue 04-Dec-18 23:55:01

If you cant say something nice.....

Maybelle Wed 05-Dec-18 00:40:55

A stitch in time saves nine

Marydoll Wed 05-Dec-18 00:44:08

Think before you speak

Cherrytree59 Wed 05-Dec-18 00:51:51

If the cap fits....

BBbevan Wed 05-Dec-18 01:08:35

Every cloud has a silver lining

Cherrytree59 Wed 05-Dec-18 01:11:10

A bird in the hand.....

MawBroon Wed 05-Dec-18 08:23:40

What’s with leaving these proverbs unfinished?
(Thinking about another thread.....)

“Mony a mickle maks a muckle.”

Marydoll Wed 05-Dec-18 08:42:18

"Let Him Who Is Without Sin Cast the First Stone"

Buffybee Wed 05-Dec-18 08:57:04

"Many hands make light work."

Anniebach Wed 05-Dec-18 09:02:32

Do to others as you would have them do to you.

David1968 Wed 05-Dec-18 09:05:19

"There's nowt so queer as folk"

Marydoll Wed 05-Dec-18 09:07:38

Annie, that was my mother's favourite saying!

MawBroon Wed 05-Dec-18 09:18:19

With apologies to Annie and Marydoll’s Mum
“Do unto others before they do it unto you” grin

Maggiemaybe Wed 05-Dec-18 09:22:33

Fine words butter no parsnips.

Anniebach Wed 05-Dec-18 09:22:46

I will stick to mine MawBroon as did my mother, grandmother and great grandmother

MawBroon Wed 05-Dec-18 09:38:37

Oh Annie smile

Maybelle Wed 05-Dec-18 09:44:34

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater

Buffybee Wed 05-Dec-18 10:00:02

"A stitch in time, saves nine."

Maggiemaybe Wed 05-Dec-18 11:36:04

Wine's in, wits out. grin

MawBroon Wed 05-Dec-18 11:43:46

Don't get mad, get even

Fennel Wed 05-Dec-18 12:02:33

When in doubt, say nowt (from my Dad.)
A bit like Buffybee's first one.

ninathenana Wed 05-Dec-18 13:22:49

Too many cooks spoil the broth
Many hands make light work

Billybob4491 Wed 05-Dec-18 13:31:40

Look before you leap
Turn the other cheek (tricky one)