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Can you think of your own clever, two-word proverb?

Asked by erichw1504 (26396points) September 13th, 2010

Proverbs are popularly defined as short expressions of popular wisdom. Efforts to improve on the popular definition have not led to a more precise definition. The wisdom is in the form of a general observation about the world or a bit of advice, sometimes more nearly an attitude toward a situation.

Let’s get creative and make up our own short and simple two-word proverb. It can be funny, weird, serious… anything!

Examples: Money talks, time flies.

If you can’t think of one, try a three-word proverb.

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76 Answers

Pandora's avatar

shit smells

zen_'s avatar

Unoriginal, but I like them:

Shit happens.

Instant Karma.

Opposites attract.

erichw1504's avatar

@zen_ Thank you for contributing original ones, it is nice to hear them too!

harple's avatar

Love frees

Blackberry's avatar

Attitude matters.

Pandora's avatar

kick the tire

bob_'s avatar

Sandwich, please.

J0E's avatar

Dig it.

Christian95's avatar

Love never lasts

absalom's avatar

Get crunk?

eden2eve's avatar

Patience refines.

Pandora's avatar

@eden2eve , I loved yours. That was a really good one

phaedryx's avatar

Don’t panic

(thanks douglas adams)

ucme's avatar

Rage Hard!

nebule's avatar

Shit Fertilizes

janbb's avatar

Love sucks.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Poverty sucks
Love hurts (Nazereth)

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Not really. But I have a four-word motto that consists of two related (rhyming) two-word commands:

Never complain;
Never explain

tinyfaery's avatar

It depends. It’s my answer to most questions.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I have a two parter
Plant a potato
Get a potato

CMaz's avatar

Scratch, sniff.

AmWiser's avatar

Suck down.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Party hearty.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Sleep more.
Eat less.
Get out.
Go on.
Say hello.
Smile. Smile!

Arp's avatar

I dabble in the constructed language of toki pona, with a goal of optimal simplicity and focus on good. It has a vocabulary of a bit over 100 words, and it’s alphabet only has 14 letters. Nonetheless, we have quite a few very simple proverbs. Only one well known 2 worder comes to mind, though we have a sort of favorite proverb that is only 3 words, one of which is purely grammatical. Here they are:

Pilin pona (Feel good)

Ale li pona (All is good)

Just a little aside, sorry for being a bit off topic :x

Austinlad's avatar

Face your fears.

Jeruba's avatar

Make sense.

iamthemob's avatar

You, leave!

SundayKittens's avatar

@tinyfaery yes!!!!!!
It’s relative.

DO WORK!

bob_'s avatar

Eh, whatever.

OH SNAP!

Screw it.

Wasn’t me!

Dude.

SundayKittens's avatar

And my life’s philosophy:
Bitch please.

iamthemob's avatar

@SundayKittens – I’m stealing your life’s philosophy

picante's avatar

Days creep . . .
Years fly.
Eyes weep . . .
Tears dry.

Four “proverbs” with a side order of rhyme.

SundayKittens's avatar

@iamthemob It is truly one to live by.

Ben_Dover's avatar

Love Lives

bob_'s avatar

@SundayKittens And let’s not forget the equally helpful Move Bitch.

cazzie's avatar

How about passive aggressive??

Leave it.
Forget it.
It’s nothing.
Just go.
You won’t.
I can’t.
Just because.
You know.
You said.
I forget.
No, you.
Fine, then.
I’m off.

iamthemob's avatar

@bob_, @SundayKittens I’m fairly certain that if one of the words is “bitch,” it’s a life lesson proven true over and over again – right, bitches? ;-)

bob_'s avatar

You can take that to the bank, beeyotch! ~

anartist's avatar

Walk softly.

Scooby's avatar

Question everything. :-/

harple's avatar

@anartist for you walk on my dreams…

Scooby's avatar

@bob_

Exactly….. ;-)

ratboy's avatar

Fart proudly.
Let go.
Abhor vacuums.

Nially_Bob's avatar

Hunt knowledge.
Cultivate wisdom.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Pain hurts.

Plucky's avatar

Productive procrastination.

iamthemob's avatar

“Great Question”
“Great Answer”
“Stop Following”
“Flag as…”
;-)

downtide's avatar

Vampires suck.

cockswain's avatar

Eat a peach.

bob_'s avatar

Say what!

Okay, I think we’re running out of ideas here.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Am not.
Are too.

SundayKittens's avatar

Your mama.
another to live by

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Think first.
Love honestly.
Hug often.
Listen please.
Smoke outside.
Drive defensively.
Shower frequently.
Question authority.
Doubt everything.
Show respect.
Demand respect.

Scooby's avatar

Be yourself :-/

Scooby's avatar

Love me
For me
:-/

iamthemob's avatar

@Scooby‘s cheating!

Huh – that’s a two word proverb too…

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Later, maybe.

Scooby's avatar

@iamthemob

Quite right, two not four! :-/ Tch…..

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