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Old 12-05-2012, 04:19 AM   #16
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A joy shared is a joy doubled!
Hmm... that seems like it would be a good one to oppose "misery loves company", but not quite right here. Good try, though!
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:06 AM   #17
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Sorry, I think I did not understand what you were trying for. Were you looking for more in the below categories .. ?

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Proverbs saying that having more (people/things) is not better.
Fish and guests smell after three days
No man can serve two masters

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Proverbs saying that having more (people/things) is better.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
United we stand, divided we fall.

OR for ones to be in opposition to the currently posted proverb?

Make hay while the sun shines

so

Tomorrow is another day
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:39 AM   #18
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OR for ones to be in opposition to the currently posted proverb?
I was hoping to exhaust the first proverb, so that we can "decide" whether it's correct or not!

So far, we seem to have a pretty even number on both sides of the initial proverb.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:50 AM   #19
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I missed what the original thought for the thread was. I translated as refuting the previously posted proverb.

How about: being respected is more important than having great riches?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:00 AM   #20
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It looks like my original idea for the thread isn't going to fly, as it requires too much organization, and for new people to read-back through the thread too much.

OK, Rule change!

Post a proverb that contradicts in some way the previously posted proverb. Do not post a proverb that's already been posted in the same chain.

Let's start again with

Look before you leap
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #21
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In het diepe springen

(jump into the deep)

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As proverbs can sound very silly if they're translated, I'll just give the meaning:
just do it, even though you don't know the risks; you can not see what is on the bottom in deep water, it might be nice and level, but there could be rocks too

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Old 12-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #22
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #23
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #24
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #25
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #26
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The early bird catches the worm.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:26 PM   #27
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:34 PM   #28
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:31 PM   #29
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