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Washington turmoil captured in proverbs

Recently I came across a treasure trove of proverbs (“short pithy sayings stating a general truth or piece of advice”) and thought it would be interesting to see which ones might apply to the present political turmoil in Washington.

Some of my favorites: “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored;” “A closed mouth gathers no foot”; “Silence is an excellent remedy against slander”; “It’s better to stay silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubts”; “If you don’t say it you will not have to unsay it”; “People living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”; “It’s easier to destroy than to build”; “A man is known by the company he keeps”; “There is no honor among thieves”; “Self praise is no recommendation”; “Pride cometh before a fall”; “One should be wary of baring his soul to those who may some day betray him.”

And finally, one that I would personally like to add to the list: “Tweets should be left to the birds!”

John O’Neill

Minden, Nevada