Classic Sayings

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Classic Sayings

You have probably heard or even said a lot of the classic sayings below at one time or another in your life. Most sound like bad poetry but was probably created in that manner so it would be easy to remember while giving you profound truth in as few words as possible.

Just look at the sayings and marvel at the advice that they give you in so many different areas of your life. These phrases have been passed down through generations just like so many things in life. Most are straight forward, and the meaning easily understood, but on the other hand some you might scratch your head and have to ponder on its meaning for a while. You might not always agree with someone as what the saying means and that is ok because “it’s ok to agree to disagree”.

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

When you smile the whole world smiles with you.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Money can’t buy you happiness.

Practice makes perfect.

Better late than never.

Break a leg.

Call it a day.

Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

A dog is a man’s best friend.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

A watched pot never boils.

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

He who laughs last, laughs best.

Jack of all trades, master of none.

Don’t cross the bridge ‘til you come to it.

Every dog has his day.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Two is company but three is a crowd.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

A bird in hand is better than two in the bush.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

It is a poor workman who blames his tools.

Penny wise, pound foolish.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

Where there is a will, there’s a way.

Birds of a feather flock together.

That’s the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Strike while the iron is hot.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

That’s the pot calling the kettle black.

Cleanliness is next to godliness.

The proof is in the pudding.

Barking dogs never bite.

Make hay while the sun is shining.

Pretty is as pretty does.

Man cannot live by bread alone.

Still water runs deep.

Goodness gracious.

Actions speak louder than words.

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

A stitch in time saves nine.

All is fair in love and war.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

The list of the classic sayings could go on and on, you probably thought of some different ones that you have heard or even said yourself as you were reading this. Keep these and other precious sayings alive by using them frequently.


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