All's Fair in Love and Aphorisms Quiz

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All's Fair in Love and Aphorisms Quiz
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Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts these aphorisms ... no, wait, that was us. Aphorisms are succinct, pithy observations, that despite their cliché, do contain general truths. Test how many phrases your can complete in our quiz.
If it's not ____, don't fix it.
broke
If it's not broke, don't fix it.
bust
sunk

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The heart was made ____.
to be broken
The heart, writes Oscar Wilde, "was made to be broken."
to be loved
to beat

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It is always better to be slightly ____.
overdressed
undressed
It is always better to be slightly undressed, spoken by Coco Chanel.
underdressed

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Speak ____ if you speak of love.
low
Speak low if you speak of love, Shakespeare writes.
merry
spirited

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Nothing can come of ____.
experience
nothing
Again, William Shakespeare. "Nothing can come of nothing," is from King Lear.
wisdom

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It is not the ___ in your life but the life in your ___ that counts.
love
work
years
Adlai Stevenson once said, "It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts."

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____ is the mother of invention.
capitalism
greed
necessity
Plato gives us the aphorism, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

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A man is known by ____.
his wink to a blind man
the company he keeps
A man is known by the company he keeps.
the eye of the beholder

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Better the ____ you know than the ____ you don't.
army
devil
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
dog

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____ is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
conformity
Spoken by John F. Kennedy, it's "conformity that is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
life
the mind

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You know what they say, "Cold hands, warm ____?"
beer
feet
heart
The saying goes, cold hands, warm heart.

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He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his head and his hands is ____.
an artist
a craftsman
St. Francis of Assisi is credited with the saying, "He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his head and his hands is a craftsman."
an engineer

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A fool and his ____ are soon parted.
money
The saying goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted."
wife
work

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To err is human, to forgive ____.
devout
divine
Alexander Pope wrote, "To err is human, to forgive divine" in "An Essay on Criticism."
sacred

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____ is the parent of insolence.
meanness
Meanness is the parent of insolence, said Benjamin Franklin.
power
shame

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Actions speak louder than ____.
bombs
love
words
Actions speak louder than words, the saying goes.

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All's fair in ____ and ____.
death and taxes
love and politics
love and war
It goes, "All's fair in love and war."

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Men and ____ are hard to know.
fools
melons
Again, an aphorism from Benjamin Franklin: "Men and melons are hard to know."
war

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Idle ____ are the devil's workshop.
children
hands
Idle hands, the saying goes, "are the devil's workshop."
minds

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Measure ____, cut once.
once
twice
Words of wisdom: "Measure twice, cut once."
thrice

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Slow but ____ wins the race.
safe
steady
Slow but steady wins the race, is this aphorism.
straight

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The road to hell is paved with ____
bad intentions
good intentions
As this saying goes, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions."

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Imitation is the sincerest form of ____?
flattery
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, is the saying (although, "plagiarism" sure is funny).
invention
plagiarism

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Great ____ think alike.
friends
people
minds
Great minds think alike, is a well-known aphorism.

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Glass, china and ____ are easily cracked and never well mended.
ego
pride
reputation
Said Benjamin Franklin, "Glass, china and reputation are easily cracked and never well mended."

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____ wasn't built in a day.
Greece
London
Rome
A classic: "Rome wasn't built in a day."

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____ is the soul of wit.
curiosity
depravity
brevity
Brevity is the soul of wit, the saying goes.

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Experience is the ____.
mother of illusion
name we give our mistakes
teacher of all things
all of these
Experience is the mother of illusion, the teacher of all things and the name we give our mistakes.

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Keep your mouth shut and your ____ open.
ears
The saying goes, "Keep your mouth shut and your ears open."
eyes
mind

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____ is the best medicine.
laughter
Remember, it's laughter that's the best medicine.
silence
time

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