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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.

Leo Rosten


Kelly C said...

I think my favorite is "Be careful what you wish for because you might get it". It's contradictory in and of itself.