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I need some proverbs, riddles, and adages and what they mean.

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Posted February 7, 2008 at 12:18 AM via web

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I need some proverbs, riddles, and adages and what they mean.

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cybil | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted February 7, 2008 at 3:50 AM (Answer #1)

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 Proverbs: Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best. (Even if an experience is painful, it is the best way to learn.) Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. (Don't assume that you have something until you actually do; for example, an investment may not increase in value.)

Riddles: What can go up and down without moving? (temperature) What do you take in when you don't need it and throw out when you do? (an anchor)

Adages: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. (A child is often like his or her parents.) Haste makes waste. (If we do something too quickly, we may lose something in the process.

Adages and proverbs are traditional wise sayings; the terms are often considered synonymous.

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