6-12 Cultural Sayings

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Sayings are statements that describe our culture.  For example, "Seeing is believing" means you may not believe something until you actually see it."

Match the saying with the true meaning below.

A. All for one and one for all.   B. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
C. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. D. All's well that ends well.
E. A fool and his money are soon departed. F. A leopard can't change his spots.
G. Good fences make good neighbors. H. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
I. He who hesitates is lost. J. Hitch your wagon to a star.
K. The proof is in the pudding. L. Once bitten, twice shy.
M. Money is the root of all evil. N. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
O.  Nothing will come of nothing.   P. He who laughs last laughs best.
Q. A friend in need is a friend indeed.   R. Necessity is the mother of invention.


You can't judge something until you try it!
Don't fault something that is given to you, or criticize the giver.
It's impossible to hide or change a particular trait.  It's what makes that person.
The person that hesitates to laugh at new ideas may have the last laugh.
People tend to protect themselves from being hurt, especially after they've been hurt before.
By clearly marking the boundaries between you and others, people can stay on better terms.
It is better to be content with what you have than to chase for something out of reach.
People often come up with new ways to do things when they need to solve a problem.
A person that is foolish with his or her money will not hang on to it long.
Aim as high as you can!
If something finally succeeds then the mistakes along the way may be forgiven.
A true friend sticks with you in good times and bad times.
All members of the group must work for the good of each individual and each individual must work for the good of the group.
If you wait to do something, it may be too late.
Without effort, you can't accomplish anything.
If wishes were easily achieved, then everyone would have what they want.
Greed for money can motivate people to do things that they wouldn't otherwise do.
Sometimes out of hurt or anger, we do things that end up hurting us rather than making things better, or making us feel better.



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