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lately I've been interested in opposing cliches (which are a type of meme)
I think the thing about cliches, is, they aren't some all mighty "truth" - they are things you pull out to convince someone (maybe yourself) to do what you want.

Many hands make light work/Too many cooks spoil the broth
Look before you leap/He who hesitates is lost
Absence makes the heart grow fonder./Out of sight, out of mind
The more the merrier/Two's company, three's a crowd
Birds of a feather flock together/Opposites attract
Nothing ventured, nothing gained/Better safe than sorry
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts/Never look a gift horse in the mouth
The clothes make the man/Don't judge a book by its cover
The pen is mightier than the sword/Actions speak louder than words
The third time is the charm/Three strikes and you are out
Great minds think alike /fools seldom differ
Variety is the spice of life/Go with what you know
The road to hell is paved with good intentions/It's the thought that counts
The Devil is in the details/Don't sweat the small stuff
The early bird gets the worm/Good things come to those who wait
Two heads are better than one /If you want something done right do it yourself

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. (Franklin Roosevelt)

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