Quotes, sayings, phrases...

  VNAM75 01:14 15 Aug 08
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I'm not sure if I've got the right terms here, but I'm talking about things like:

A man's best friend is his dog
An Englishman's home is his castle

Both of these are well known sayings(?) in this country. There's some listed below I'd be interested in what people thought, if they understand the underlying logic/reasoning, or if they've heard it before.

They're not from this country and so are loosely translated

1 There is no medicine to cure stupid people
2 Don't speak until the meal is over
3 Water from far away can't put out an immediate fire
4 Marry a chicken follow a chicken/marry a dog follow a dog
5 For every mountain theres always a taller one

  €dstowe 06:46 15 Aug 08

Aphorism might be the word you're looking for.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:52 15 Aug 08
  wellshgit 20:48 15 Aug 08

As a pessimist would say, every silver lining has a cloud!

  GRIDD 20:59 15 Aug 08

From food that proves nourishing to the body either immediately or shortly, the dejections are also immediate.

Pretty much means: fast food in - fast food out.

(amazing as McDonald's, KFC etc weren't about in those days)

  Dragon_Heart 23:23 15 Aug 08

1 There is no medicine to cure stupid people

If people act stupid there is nothing you can do to change that !

2 Don't speak until the meal is over

Reply to that with another saying " Talking and eating, you can't be good at both at the same time"

3 Water from far away can't put out an immediate fire

You need to be prepared and have things to hand

4 Marry a chicken follow a chicken/marry a dog follow a dog

Who ever you align yourself with you will tend to follow or mimic their thoughts and actions

5 For every mountain theres always a taller one

As soon as you complete one challenge you find another bigger one

  lotvic 23:40 15 Aug 08

I would like to help you out - which way did you come in?

  Dragon_Heart 23:45 15 Aug 08

Always happens - when conscience tries to speak, telephone out of order

A soft word does not scratch the tongue

Charming company turn lowly sandwich into rich banquet

Confucius has said, "A wise man question himself, a fool others."

Door of opportunity swing both ways

  VNAM75 00:02 16 Aug 08

Dragon_Heart thats very good. In no.5 I think its more to do with recognising the limits of one's ability. ie. there will always be someone more clever than you, smarter, richer etc. In 2, its more to do with manners at the table.

  DieSse 02:06 16 Aug 08

My favourite

"When all's said and done - more gets said than gets done"

  spuds 11:48 16 Aug 08

Never try to outrank an idiot, he'll make a fool of you!.

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