Every so called "wise" saying has an opposite "wise" saying. Duality's at work all the time.
As to where do they come from, my assumption would be they are derived from a longer sentences or paragraphs which actually provided more explanation and sense on a certain subject. Shortened they only imply the meaning instead of explaining it.
And why they persists, because they are easy to use and apply, appear fancy and wise. And as such appeal to many.
answered 12 Jun '12, 02:07
Benjamin Franklin said most of it. This should not come as a surprise because Benjamin Franklin had the first printed books. I think he had the first Farmer's Almanac, since this was among the first printed material everyone had to have it like today with the newspaper. So his sayings became popular because it was in his Almanac that everyone wanted to read every page of. So because of this his saying caught on big time and exist to this day.
A penny saved is a penny earned. A fool and his money will soon be parted. The early bird gets the worm. Early to bed early to rise makes the man wealthy, healthy and wise. Patients is virtue. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Time and tide wait for no-one. Time is money. Measure twice, cut once. Life stinks and then you die.
I am pretty sure Benjamin Franklin said all this stuff and more, every saying you ever heard probably came from him.
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answered 12 Jun '12, 19:23
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