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Wonder if anyone around could possibly help me knowing the meaning of these Proverbs, since I've been suffering from Proverbomania.

1. Different sores must have different salves
2. Diseases come on horseback, but steal away on foot
3. Do unto others as you would have done to you
4. Doctors make the worst patients
5. Don't burn your bridges before they're crossed
6. Don't burn your bridges behind you
7. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face
8. Don't put that carrot in my bottom again, or I'll twat you
9. Don't put the cart before the horse
10. Don't spoil the ship for a halfpenny of tar
11. Don't spit into the wind
12. Don't use your hairdryer in the shower
13. Don't trudge mud into the house of love
14. Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom

15. Eat when you're hungry, and drink when you're dry
16. Education is a subversive activity
17. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while
18. Even a worm will turn
19. Every disease will have its course
20. Every why has a wherefore

21. Fine feathers make fine birds
22. Fine words butter no parsnips
23. First deserve then desire
24. Fools gawp at masterpieces - wise men set out to outdo masterpieces
25. Fourty Two is the answer
26. Fresh pork and new wine kill a man before his time
27. Fretting cares make grey hairs
28. Friend to all is a friend to none
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Are you quite sure about number 8?
Nona The BritAre you quite sure about number 8?
Well, certainly not a conjucture out of my brain, but I've seen it somewhere on the Internet.
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I don't think it is a proverb!
Nona The BritI don't think it is a proverb!
Nona, I think, about #8, you could be more certain than that. It doesn't read like a proverb at all. (Sorry, no image attached.)

And Mr. Bond, I believe you meant to write conjecture, not conjuncture. In explaining the meaning of all these proverbs, one would have to write a book. Even explaining one could produce an hour-long lecture. The interpretation and application of the meaning of a proverb is each individual's task. The more effort it requires, the better, perhaps.
J4mes_bond25

Why don't you do some search on your own on the internet. Then come back and ask for meanings on the few that you still can't find. You will find that less people will respond to your post if it has a long list and requires a long time to put together a reply.

Just my suggestion.
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J4mes_bond25
Nona The BritAre you quite sure about number 8?
Well, certainly not a conjecture out of my brain, but I've seen it somewhere on the Internet.

DanyooJ4mes_bond25

Why don't you do some search on your own on the internet. Then come back and ask for meanings on the few that you still can't find. You will find that less people will respond to your post if it has a long list and requires a long time to put together a reply.

Just my suggestion.

I came across busload of proverbs & I managed to find meaning of most of them. Basically, I was researching on proverbs starting from "D", "E" & "F" (after already working on "A", "B" & "C").

After getting stuck on few of the proverbs, asking here sounded not quite a bad idea. However, I wouldn't mind getting answer to as many as possible, since expecting answers to all the proverbs isn't quite my intention.

Here are a few easy ones...

1. Different sores must have different salves
2. Diseases come on horseback, but steal away on foot
3. Do unto others as you would have done to you
Treat other people the way you want them to treat you. In other words, treat others nicely since you want others to treat you nicely as well.
4. Doctors make the worst patients
5. Don't burn your bridges before they're crossed
6. Don't burn your bridges behind you
7. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face
8. Don't put that carrot in my bottom again, or I'll twat you
9. Don't put the cart before the horse
Do things in their proper order. Begin at the proper place.
10. Don't spoil the ship for a halfpenny of tar
11. Don't spit into the wind
12. Don't use your hairdryer in the shower
13. Don't trudge mud into the house of love
14. Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom

15. Eat when you're hungry, and drink when you're dry
16. Education is a subversive activity
17. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while
Even an inept or unqualified person will occasionally get the job done right, not because of his skill, but by coincidence.
18. Even a worm will turn
19. Every disease will have its course
20. Every why has a wherefore

21. Fine feathers make fine birds
22. Fine words butter no parsnips
23. First deserve then desire
24. Fools gawp at masterpieces - wise men set out to outdo masterpieces
25. Fourty Two is the answer
26. Fresh pork and new wine kill a man before his time
27. Fretting cares make grey hairs
28. Friend to all is a friend to none
If you are friendly to all other people, it just means you are trying to please everybody. No one is going to feel like you are their special friend. You must pick a few who you really like and stick with them through the thick and thin. Then you can consider yourself a true friend. In other words, you can only have one or two best friends. If you have 100 best friends, well...you get the message.
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