Batz: Some favorite sayings


If you have ever asked yourself “where have all the old sayings gone?” Senior Moments reader Clyde Hiestand has the answers and he sent me many of his favorite sayings.

Here are some of his contributions …

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Actions speak louder than words.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

A friend in need is a friend in deed.

All that glitters is not gold.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

A stitch in time saves nine.

A watched pot never boils.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Beggars can’t be choosers.

Better late than never.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Blood is thicker than water.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Don’t change horses in the middle of the stream.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Don’t cry over spilled milk.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Give him an inch and he’ll take a mile.

Half a loaf is better than none.

Haste makes waste.

His bark is worse than his bite.

He who hesitates is lost.

Honesty is the best policy.

And, of course, let’s not forget “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
Old sayings are still alive and well all over the place

By Bob Batz

Bob Batz is a retired long-time journalist and weekly columnist. Contact Bob at [email protected].

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