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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Things Mom and Dad Said

“If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything”

“In one ear and out the other”

“You can’t have your cake and eat it too”

 “To each is own”

 “That’s water under the bridge”

 “Do unto others”

“Don’t make a mountain out a mole hill”

“Let bygones be bygones”

“Beauty is in the eyes of beholder”

“It takes one to know one”

“Monkey see, monkey do”

 “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”

“Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched”

“The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence”

“The best things in life are free”

“Good things come in small packages”

“Idle hands are the Devil's workshop”

“Save for a rainy day”

“This is what happens when you burn the candle at both ends”

"What you don't know won't hurt you"

" Money is the root of all evil"

"If at first you don't succeed, try and try again"

"What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander"

"A penny saved is a penny earned"

"Bite the bullet"

"Don't take any wooden nickles" 

"To each his own"

"Its not carved in stone"

"Its better to be safe than sorry"


Snowfall said...

Just a note. I often see misquotes of biblical text. There is one in here: "Money is the root of all evil." The actual quote is "Love of money is the root of all evil." I wonder if your parents left off the first two words. One of my favorite misquotes is when atheists try to say Christianity is against knowledge because man was commanded not to eat from the "Tree of Knowledge". However, it wasn't just the tree of knowledge. It was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Completely different things. I think that the lesson is that labeling things good and evil, or learning the difference between them, removes our innocence. The quote you listed just reminded me of that. I'm not Christian anymore, but I did study the bible quite a lot and notice when I see misquotes. BTW, I've heard all those quotes from my parents and more. :) One is, "There is no such thing as a free lunch."

L.J. Ferrari said...

Thank you Snow for the wonderful feedback..