My favorite is: "The squeaky wheel gets the grease" and "The duck that quacks loudest gets shot first"
I've never heard the Duck one. I'm going to start using it.
"Practice makes perfect" but "nobody's perfect"
So why bother practicing?!
I remember this quote
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellance" something like that
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss you'll land among the stars"
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
I like mine better haha
It always irritates me when people actually base their actions/opinions on these little proverbs. My favourite conflict is "Too many cooks spoil the broth" vs "Many hands make light work"
Or "the more the merrier."
absence makes the heart grow fonder
out of sight, out of mind
And "The cat's got your tongue," "The cat's out of the bag" and "curiosity killed the cat." It all seems to have to do with secrets, but I can't fathom what the role of the cat is. Is it killed because it asked a secret? Is it the secret itself? Is it the thing keeping you from telling the secret?
I will never think about "curiosity killed the cat" without thinking quantum physics again...
Since you didn't ask, Schrödinger's cat is a concept where you have a sealed box with a cat inside. There is a balloon filled with deadly poison gas, and the trigger is determined by the decay of a radioactive material. As soon as you close the box, the cat is both dead and alive, but when you observe by opening the box, one state must be assumed, therefore you may be killing the cat by observing it...
If you read enough physics journals, eventually you will just start thinking like that...
I believe it is "it is the man who makes the clothes, not the clothes that make the man".
You can still get what you paid for and not pay for the best things in life. I don't think those 2 are contradictory
Yeah you get things that aren't the best things in life.
l'habit ne fait pas le moine