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.

If it's not broke, don't fix it.

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The heart was made ____.

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

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It is always better to be slightly ____.

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

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Speak ____ if you speak of love.

Speak low if you speak of love, Shakespeare writes.

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Nothing can come of ____.

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

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It is not the ___ in your life but the life in your ___ that counts.

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.

Plato gives us the aphorism, "Necessity is the mother of invention."

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A man is known by ____.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

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Better the ____ you know than the ____ you don't.

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.

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____ is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

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

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You know what they say, "Cold hands, warm ____?"

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 ____.

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."

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A fool and his ____ are soon parted.

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

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To err is human, to forgive ____.

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

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____ is the parent of insolence.

Meanness is the parent of insolence, said Benjamin Franklin.

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Actions speak louder than ____.

Actions speak louder than words, the saying goes.

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All's fair in ____ and ____.

It goes, "All's fair in love and war."

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Men and ____ are hard to know.

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

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Idle ____ are the devil's workshop.

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

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Measure ____, cut once.

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

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Slow but ____ wins the race.

Slow but steady wins the race, is this aphorism.

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The road to hell is paved with ____

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

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Imitation is the sincerest form of ____?

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

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Great ____ think alike.

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

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Glass, china and ____ are easily cracked and never well mended.

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

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____ wasn't built in a day.

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

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____ is the soul of wit.

Brevity is the soul of wit, the saying goes.

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Experience is the ____.

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.

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

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____ is the best medicine.

Remember, it's laughter that's the best medicine.

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