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This set of Contradictory Proverbs has been set up as a quiz to test your proverbial knowledge.  For each proverb, we will provide a contradictory proverb in as the answer.  See how many of the opposed sayings you can get correct. Play as a fun game to test your family or friends epigram savvy.  Comment and share.

Riddle:

Look before you leap. What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

He who hesitates is lost.

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Riddle:

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.  What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

Don't beat your head against a brick wall.

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Riddle:

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

Out of sight, out of mind

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Riddle:

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

Don't cross the bridge until you come to it.

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Riddle:

Two heads are better than one. What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

Paddle your own canoe.

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Riddle:

More haste less speed. What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

Time waits for no man.

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Riddle:

You're never too old to learn. What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

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Riddle:

A word to the wise is sufficient. What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

Talk is cheap.

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Riddle:

It's better to be safe than sorry. What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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Riddle:

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. What is the contradictory proverb?

Answer:

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

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Contradictory Proverbs Answers:

  1. He who hesitates is lost.
  2. Don't beat your head against a brick wall.
  3. Out of sight, out of mind
  4. Don't cross the bridge until you come to it.
  5. Paddle your own canoe.
  6. Time waits for no man.
  7. You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
  8. Talk is cheap.
  9. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  10. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.