More Fifth-Grade Aphorisms

I explained the origin of these proverbs in this post. Here are a few more, in case you need a chuckle today.

A fool and his money . . . is a bad idea.
A friend in need . . . calls for help.
Don’t count your chickens . . . count your friends.
What’s good for the goose . . . is bad for the moose.
Those who live in glass houses . . . have too many windows.

(This one was obviously misread:) Give him an inch . . . and he’ll scratch it.
All work and no play . . . isn’t the way.
Don’t count your chickens . . . as your children.
A friend in need . . . needs help.
A bird in the hand . . . pecks.

Give him an inch . . . and he’ll leave you alone.
When the cat’s away . . . the dog can sleep.
A man’s home is . . . where he lives.
A fool and his money . . . can buy some honey.
When a door closes . . . it’s shut.

Don’t count your chickens . . . wrong.
A bird in the hand . . . tickles.
Do as I say . . . and go to sleep.
The best things in life . . . are family and friends.
The road to a friend’s house . . . is Park Avenue.

A bird in the hand . . . is a bad idea.
Give him and inch and . . . he’ll grow.
A friend in need is . . . worth helping.
Those who live in glass houses . . . can be seen.

And perhaps my personal favorite: When the cat’s away . . . the litter box is clean.

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