Monday, October 25, 2010

Opposite Proverbs / Proverb Opposites / Contrary Proverbs / Antonym Proverbs

  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. X A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.
  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder. X Out of sight, out of mind.
  • A good beginning makes a good ending. X  It's not over till it's over. 
  • All good things come to those who wait. X Time and tide wait for no man. 
  • A miss is as good as a mile.  X   Half a loaf is better than no bread.
  • An old fox is not easily shared. X  There's no fool like an old fool. 
  • Ask no questions and hear no lies. X  Ask and you shall receive. 
  • Better safe than sorry.  X  Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • Birds of a feather flock together. X Opposites attract.
  • Blood is thicker than water. X Many kinfolk, few friends.
  • Clothes make the man. X  Never judge a book by its cover. 
  • Dig the well before you are thirsty. X  Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.
  • Do it well, or not at all. X Half a loaf is better than none.
  • Do not build castles in the air. X Dreaming is the birth of achievement.
  • Don’t change horses in midstream. X Variety is the spice of life.
  • Don’t cross the bridge till you come to it. X Forewarned is forearmed.
  • Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom. X Faith will move mountains.
  • Face is the index of mind. X Do not judge the book by its cover.
  • Good things come in small packages.  X   The bigger the better
  • Great starts make great finishes. X  It ain't over until it's over.
  • He who hesitates is lost X Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  • He who hesitates is lost. X Look before you leap. 
  • Hold fast to the words of your ancestors. X Wise men make proverbs and fools repeat them.
  • If at first you don’t succeed, try again. X Don’t beat a dead horse.
  • If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas. X If you can’t beat’em join’em.
  • Look before you leap. X Strike while the iron is hot.
  • Practice makes perfect. X All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
  • Seeing is believing. X Eyes and ears may be deceiving.
  • Silence is golden. X  The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  • Slow and steady wins the race .X Time waits for no man.
  • Speech is silver, silence is gold.  X  Only the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
  • The best things in life are free. X There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
  • The pen is mightier than the sword.  X  Actions speak louder than words.
  • There's safety in numbers. X  Too many cooks spoil the broth. 
  • The best things come in small packages. X  The bigger, the better. 
  • Too many cooks spoil the broth. X Many hands make light work.
  • There’s safety in numbers. X Better be alone than in bad company.
  • Too many cooks spoil the broth. X Two heads are better than one.
  • Truth alone triumphs. X  The honest prisoner was whipped.
  • What's good for the goose is good for the gander. X  One man's meat is another man's poison. 
  • Wise men think alike. X  Fools seldom differ.
  • You never know what can be done until you try to do it. X  Look before you leap.
  • You're never too old to learn. X  You can't teach an old dog new tricks.