Every proverb has an equal and an opposite proverb!







All good things come to those who wait.

But

Time and tide wait for no man.





The pen is mightier than the sword.

But

Actions speak louder than words.





Wise men think alike

But

Fools seldom differ.





The best things in life are free.

But

There's no such thing as a free lunch.





Slow and steady wins the race.

But

Time waits for no man.





Look before you leap.

But

Strike while the iron is hot.





Do it well or not at all.

But

Half a loaf is better than none.





Birds of a feather flock together.

But

Opposites attract.





Don't cross your bridges before you come to them.

But

Forewarned is forearmed.





Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.

But

Faith will move mountains.





Great starts make great finishes.

But

It ain't over until it's over.





Practice makes perfect.

But

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.





Silence is golden.

But

The squeaky wheel gets the oil.





You're never too old to learn.

But

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.





What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

But

One man's meat is another man's poison.





Absence makes the heart grow fonder. But

Out of sight, out of mind.





Too many cooks spoil the broth.

But

Many hands make light work.





Hold fast to the words of your ancestors.

But

Wise men make proverbs and fools repeat them.

3rd January 2008 From India, Coimbatore

so i think that we should use one according to our own circumstances and situations no matter even if it is opposite one. :D :D :D :D :D
3rd January 2008 From India, New Delhi
avsjai 468
Great comparison of wise words. These wonder words though opposite are well suited according to the situations. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day............................
19th June 2013 From India, Madras
Regards
AVS
 

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