Conflicting English Proverbs

Our ancestors always found a summarizer sentence or phrase for any kind of situation in life. They said “the pen is mightier than sword” for emphasizing the importance of education and bureaucracy instead of ignorance and war. This is a very good saying; however, it seems that they were a little bit confused! Since they also said “actions speak louder than words”. They just do not have one attitude towards the life, but they have multiple attitudes towards different situations. Please do not get me wrong, I have no intention of joking about our old people. However, this piece of information (down below) proves that we, as people, can justify almost any actions we make. It is just funny and it does not require thinking so deeply. Just enjoy the proverbs below and see how conflicting we can be! The source of this image is not certain, but I want to thank the creator of it. I hope you enjoy!



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9 responses to this post.

  1. Reblogged this on i talk you talk…languages and commented:
    Love it! “Absence makes the hear grow fonder”…well, yes…but “Out of sight, out of mind”…well, yes to that too… 🙂


  2. Posted by Nadia on March 19, 2012 at 13:14

    They`re not conflictive, it´s just “popular” wisdom… one has to develop one´s own wisdom 😉


  3. Posted by danagpeleg1 on March 26, 2012 at 15:02

    People are different and so is their wisdom. Thanks so much for collecting them all!


  4. Posted by danagpeleg1 on March 26, 2012 at 15:03

    People are different, and so is their wisdom… Thanks for collecting them all!


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