Scott Stevens

By Scott Stevens

LifeBuzz Staff

15 Clever Proverbs To Make You Sound Smarter Than Yoda.

Have you ever wondered about all of the proverbs, or sayings, that you hear about all the time? It seems that no matter what situation comes up in life someone always has some type of saying that they use. This is done to either help them focus on something or to help them find a way to deal with something. A lot of times it will help someone take a moment to put things into perspective so they can make the right decision.

Different cultures use different proverbs for similar situations. Depending on where you are from you may have heard different ones than you hear now. But it all boils down to the same thing. Some cultures also use them a lot more than others. The first time these proverbs were used in print can be traced all the way back to the 1600’s.

Most of the time when we hear them used it’s in the spoken word. But almost every proverb has an illustration associated with it that we rarely see. Some of them are funny and some of them really hammer home the point of the saying. Today we will look at fifteen of the ones that are used the most. Maybe you can even apply one or two of them into your life today.

This one could be used in the political forum today. Because it certainly looks like whoever wins, overall we are all going to lose.

If you are good at something, it doesn't matter what tools you use. The results should always be the same. If you aren't good at something you can't blame the tools that you use for the shortcomings.

This doesn't mean you should give up on something or write it off all together. If you don't make the attempt you won't know the results.

Know your strengths and weaknesses. If you expose your weaknesses it can come back to you in a non positive way. Focus on your strengths.

Taking a risk isn't a bad thing. You don't know the positives you may miss out on if you don't take the chance.

Always act like you have been there before. No matter what kind of situation you might find yourself in, try to blend in and the results will be more positive.

No matter where you go in life there will always be a bad influence. You have to be strong enough to know what's not right and what not to take part in. You have to be able to do this despite any pressure that might be applied.

This is another version of "Don't judge a book by it's cover". Get to know people or get to know the entire situation before rushing to judgement.

This is another way of saying "Good things come in small packages". The size of something or someone doesn't always matter. See "The bigger they are the harder they fall" for more proof of that.

Take your time and be organized. Usually tackling things one at a time will bring the best results. Don't take on too much at one time. The only thing that will come from it is confusion, chaos and mistakes.

Don't rush to conclusions. Take the time to fully think things out before making a decision. Most times a good night's sleep can do the trick.

This is another way of saying "what goes around comes around" or some people prefer the simple word "Karma".

It's always easy to place the blame for something on someone else. It's much harder to take responsibility and learn from something yourself. But in most cases those who take the responsibility can learn from their mistakes and become a better person.

You should always understand that no matter how nice a person is, everyone has a breaking point. Eventually even the nicest person can get angry if things go too far.

It's always nice to have someone in your corner that you can count on and trust. Don't be afraid to ask for help or guidance from your own super hero.

Source: Upworthy

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