Too many proverbs spoil the broth

How on earth am I supposed to memorise enough proverbs to lend myself an air of seasoned wisdom? There are simply too many. I suggest, therefore, a programme of proverb rationalisation that will neatly reduce their number without diminishing their pithy truthfulness, viz

1. A stitch in time waits for no man.

2. An early bird in the hand loves to hear himself sing.

3. You can take a horse to water, but don’t look him in the mouth in mid-stream.

4. An eye for an eye is no robbery.

5. Where there’s muck, there’s a sow’s ear.

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7 Responses to “Too many proverbs spoil the broth”

  1. Tom L Says:

    There’s no smoke where angels fear to tread.

  2. krkbaker Says:

    I can always count on you for a laugh. ‘An eye for an eye is no robbery’. Hilarious. kim

  3. Tom L Says:

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is one swallow.

  4. rivergirlie Says:

    too many cooks spoil a ha’p’worth of tar

  5. SatchelMonkey Says:

    You can’t teach an old dog to suck eggs

  6. SatchelMonkey Says:

    Don’t count your chickens before you leap.

    It’s no use locking the stable door after the blind gift horse has been led to water by a nodding and winking fool.

  7. Tom L Says:

    Suck eggs before you leap?

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