A FIRST GRADE TEACHER collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each childin her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest.

As you shall make your bed so shall you

mess it up.

Better be safe than

punch a 5th grader.

Strike while the

bug is close.

It's always darkest before

daylight savings time.

You can lead a horse to water but


Don't bite the hand that

looks dirty.

A miss is as good as a


You can't teach an old dog new


If you lie down with the dogs, you'll

stink in the morning.

The pen is mightier than the


An idle mind is

the best way to relax.

Where there's smoke, there's


Happy the bride who

gets all the presents.

A penny saved is

not much.

Two's company, three's

the musketeers.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you,cry and

you have to blow your nose.

Children should be seen and not

spanked or grounded.

When the blind leadeth the blind

get out of the way.

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