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Maxim-ize Your Life

Do you ever think about the number of maxims we use in daily conversation? Perhaps your mother or grandmother used to say, “Pretty is as pretty does.” Or someone else may have remarked, “Two heads are better than one” or “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.”

Those are maxims, sayings of a proverbial nature. Just for fun, I thought you might enjoy a new twist to some favorites.

A stitch in time…makes you late for work.

You can’t light a candle…if you work at a fireworks factory.

A bird in the hand…can be pretty messy.

Never criticize someone until…you can run faster than she can.

Look before you…cross the street while texting.

He who laughs last…didn’t get the joke.

Together we stand, divided…I run.

A woman’s work is…something you’d better not complain about.

Ignorance is…another name for the guy in the car ahead of me.

You can’t have your cake…if you told anyone you’re on a diet.

Many hands make…messes.

Good fences make good…jumping places for children.

All roads lead to…a construction zone when you’re late for work.

All that glitters is…probably fake if I own it.

All is fair in…your imagination only.

He made his bed…mark this day on the calendar.

I'd better stop right here. Who wants to "beat a dead horse"?!

How about you? Any twists to maxims you may have heard? Feel free to comment below.

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