New Adages Volume III


This is yet another in the series of adages that resisted form. You can read of my lament in my original post ‘New World Adages’. A long dissertation on the differences between quotes, proverbs, and adages, finishing with a few hopeful additions to the book of words to live by. I added to this list in the post ‘Adages Volume II‘. Here’s some more additions:


It takes greater courage to be wrong than it does to be right.

We abhor change, despite knowing it will always happen.

Walls keep you from seeing out, more than keeping others from looking in.

Being genuine is always rewarded in kind.

We are all but drops of water, just in varying states. Appearance the only difference.

Being bound to another should not feel like chains of captivity, but velveteen web.

Ask not what your country can do for you, it’s now a rhetorical question.

If silence is golden, why do we all have so much to say?

Actions do speak louder than words. But it is not the volume we have difficulty with, it is the work action requires.

When boundaries fall, me plus you always equals us.

In a life without mirrors, it is hard to find yourself.

You don’t need to count your blessings. Just notice them more often.

Destiny is a product not a prescription.

The only way to avoid mistakes is to do nothing, which is the biggest mistake.

Having less should not make you happy less.

5 Responses to “New Adages Volume III”
  1. meenawalia says:

    Lovely quotes.. M not scared o change..its the change for the worse that bothers me😄

  2. Harley Unhinged says:

    I know my calculus. It says u + me = us

  3. Jim Borden says:

    like the ones about blessings and mistakes!

  4. jupitergrant says:

    These are fantastic. Some very quotable and thoughtful quotes 💖

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