By: Gloria Dianne

Those timeless ol' adages of yesteryear.
Are pearls of wisdom that we still hear
For everything we could ever do or say,
There is a clever proverb or fitting cliche
We hear these expressions all the time
I thought it'd be fun if I put them in rhyme.

Do unto others as they do unto you
Practice makes perfect,
To thine own self be true.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
You've nothing to fear but fear itself.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Waste not, want not, live and learn.
Tomorrow is another day.
Gather ye rose buds while ye may.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
It is better to give than to receive.

The sweeter the rose, the sharper the thorn.
Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned.
The early bird catches the worm.
A lesson taught is a lesson learned.
One good turn deserves another.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Out of sight is out of mind.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Save your pennies for a rainy day.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Man does not live by bread alone.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
You never miss it until it's gone.
All good things must come to an end.
Fair thee well, God's speed, 'till we meet again!