Monday, November 19, 2007

Old sayings revisited part umpteen

Idly half listening to the radio I heard a couple of pretty astute remarks about well known old sayings. Thought I should share (thanks to the listen again facility - I could get the wording more or less right):

"Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach him to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime."
Sell a man a fish, don't teach him anything and that's a marketing strategy.

"There's no time like the present." Actually, the very recent past and immediate future both resemble the present to a fairly high degree.

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink." Although he's being really dim if he doesn't so you can claim the moral high ground.

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