Reversible Proverbs
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Published: August 21, 2006
Sometimes reversing a truth or proverb can end up with another truthful, and if not that, at least witty saying. Below are some:

A master of all trades is jack of none.

Those who teach, can.

After the calm comes a storm.

Don't feed the hand that bites you.

He who laughs longest, laughs last.

No island is a man.

While there's hope, there's life.

Who wins dares.

Time wounds all heels.

Let lying dogs sleep.

Better never than late.

The cat killed curiosity.

Too many broths spoil the cook.

Fondness makes the heart grow absent.

The love of evil is the root of all money.

I'll post some more later. If you have any send them by note or publish as a comment here.
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We are the people our parents warned us about.
-- Jimmy Buffett

We are the parents our people warned us about.
-- Grant Briston
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heheh. that's great.
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:D thanks man. p.s. you're an inspiration :thumbsup:
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Hate the sin and love the sinner.
- Mahatma Gandhi

Hate the sinner and love the sin.
- Grant Briston
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Haha, great collection :D :D I also liked many of what other users have posted, hehe :) I'll bookmark this (although firefox DOES seem to delete my bookmarks every single time I open it, along with resetting all of my settings, and I can't figure out why, but nevertheless, I'll save the link somewhere until I've fixed the problem). Cheers! :D
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try creating a new profile for Firefox.

change the shortcut that opens it to something like "C:/Program Files/Firefox/firefox.exe -p"

See [link]
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Hey... how did you...

Thanks a lot!!! :D :D That fixed everything :) Both my bookmarks and the rest of the preferences are now restored and functioning normally.. I read some more of these guides, and eventually there seemed to be something wrong with my localstore.rdf file (corrupted or something). I deleted it, and firefox re-created it :D Thanks again :manhug:
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I am, therefore, I think.

What doesn't make you stronger, kills you.

One man's treasure is another man's trash. (yeah that didn't work too well... One man's another man is a trash's treasure. That made no sense. That's a hard one.)

Little oaks fell great strokes.


That is a great way to waste time.
xailon's avatar
great! wow, if only my mind was that in depth.
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RAINBIRDProfessional Artisan Crafter
wow those are awsome XD kinda wish i could :+fav: your journal

Kill two stones with one bird.........? :giggle:
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RAINBIRDProfessional Artisan Crafter
:rofl: i like it :D
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Stone two birds with one kill?

:)
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Love em! thanks.
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Heheh theres a show called Who Dares wins with that really ugly guy who never seems to age :O
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buffydoesbroadcastStudent General Artist
I actually think some of these are a lot wiser than the original ones.

"Fondness makes the heart grow absent."

Best quote ever.
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A stitch in nine saves time
A friend indeed is a friend in need
*moss gathers no rolling stones
all play and no work makes jack a dull boy
better to lose the horse than the saddle
advice is most headed when least needed
better never than late
Words speak louder than facts (So true...)
never put off till today what can be done tomorrow
out of mind, out of sight
preach what you practice
sticks and stones can't break my bones but words will always hurt me
money is time
where there's a way, there's a will
you can't make a sow's ear out of a silk purse
ears have walls
rome was built in a day

The tree doesn't fall far from the apple
contempt breeds familiarity
a skilled sea never made a smooth sailor
a docter a day keeps the apple away


wow...that just provided me with a really good wayto waste time....
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i couldn't agree more with: advice is most headed when least needed
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Shame00 Photographer
Wow...posted those ages ago...now you've got me trying to think of more.
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great list! i especially liked "preach what you practice" :)
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Shame00 Photographer
that one was one of my favorites too.

i only wish i could get this one to work:

Outside of a dog, a book is a mans best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
-Groucho Marx
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Outside of a book, a dog is a mans best friend, inside a book it's too dark to read. ??? :confused:
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ooh, one more...

spots cannot change their leopard
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Stop horsing a deadbeat.

Do not squander life, for that's the stuff time is made of.

Mothers are the invention of necessity. (or: Necessity is the invention of mothers.) :p

Heavy purse, light heart.

He that lives eternally, won't live carnally.

(thanks to Ben Franklin and the Poor Richards alamanac)
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