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Ten Cliches That Actually Ring True

I'm a fan of cliches — when it comes to phrases, not movies! They may be overused, but I appreciate how easily they manage to sum something up that can feel impossible to verbalize otherwise. And though some are incredibly silly, others seem scarily applicable in everyday life. So in honor of cliches, I've decided to list some of the phrases that ring the most true to me. Check them out and see if you agree.

  1. Love is blind.
  2. It takes two to tango.
  3. Misery loves company.
  4. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  5. Too little, too late.

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  1. Actions speak louder than words.
  2. Two wrongs don't make a right.
  3. Never say never.
  4. Laughter is the best medicine.
  5. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Feel free to add your own below!


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kbuice kbuice 8 years
In regards to being fooled: The first time shame on you, the second time shame on me, the third time does not exist. Not all those who wander are lost. When you go out trying to find who you are, don't lose yourself in the process. Success is simply making a habit of doing things unsuccessful people refuse to do.
corcar86 corcar86 8 years
All very true, also, "What goes around, comes around" o and "Karma is a bitch" haha
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I agree with 1,2,3,6,8,10 and am not sure about 9. Numbers 4,5,and 7 are not true to me. As 3 Days Grace Say it's never too late. Sometimes two wrongs can make a right, it all depends on the situation and sometimes things need fixing even if they aren't completely broken like when certain parts work and some don't.
Seka21 Seka21 8 years
All true I love what comes around goes around...its so true and comforting
theCatsPajamas theCatsPajamas 8 years
the walls have ears be careful what you wish for
inksee inksee 8 years
what comes around goes around. it's all about the karma :)
beautiful-disaster beautiful-disaster 8 years
the love is blind thing isnt the same as beauty is in the eye of the beholder. its more that you cant help who you fall in love with. you might fall in love with someone who doesnt have the same idea for the future (marriage, kids) but you cant help but love them. its not so much to do with beauty. i know i have one that i love, but i cant remember it right now!!!
moonwater moonwater 8 years
Sometimes time wounds all heals.
richkidblues richkidblues 8 years
"Time heals all wounds" When you're heartbroken those are the last words you want to hear. But it really is true.
theCatsPajamas theCatsPajamas 8 years
Time heals all wounds. (so true, so hard to hear!) Breaking up is hard to do. (okay, that one's just for a laugh)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
'be careful what you wish for - you just might get it' 'it's not what you know but who you know'
ohkate ohkate 8 years
shape up or ship out 1 aw shit cancels 10,000 that-a-boys gotta love navy phrases
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
My number 1 cliche is "Everything happens for a reason." j2e1n9, I don't think Dear's #1 pick (Love is blind) is the same as "Beauty is the eye of the beholder." I agree with yours, j2e1n9, because I may think a guy is attractive but my friend might consider him to be ugly. It all depends...I don't think that Love is blind. Sometimes a guy can be great, but if you're not attracted to him, then you shouldn't be in a relationship. But I do find most of the other cliches to be true.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
"Actions speak louder than words" That's so true!!!! And "love is blind".
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. These happen to be my mother's favorite cliches. I like "if you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas." My mother also has told me this a thousand times.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
I prefer: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. even tho its the same as your #1.
neonbee neonbee 8 years
It's the same way for me, moonwater! Sigh sigh. I agree with these: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Too little, too late. Actions speak louder than words. Never say never. Laughter is the best medicine.
moonwater moonwater 8 years
Unfortunately love has never been blind for me. When it comes to love I have 20/20 vision which is sooo annoying.
millarci millarci 8 years
#6 is so very true!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I agree with a lot of them, especially: *Misery loves company. *Actions speak louder than words.
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