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Proverbs game

Try to determine which "Proverbs" are real. Print this page and cut the "proverbs" up individually. Write the answers* on the back of each. Distribute to the group. Each person reads their "proverb" and the group discussess whether it is real or fake. Read the answer. If real, look up that proverb. Caution to the group: Some of these are taken quite out of context!
He who loves pleasure will become poor,
Whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.
Better to live on a corner of the roof
Than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
Ill-gained riches bring not satisfaction
They writhe in the pocket like a tiny snake.
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love
Than a fatted calf with hatred.
Trust your neighbor by day
But latch your gate by night.
Better a slow journey with a pleasant companion,
Than a fast trip with an ungrateful complainer.
An honest answer
Is like a kiss on the lips.
An unfaithful man trying to reconcile with his wife
Is like a rock attempting to float in the sea.
A prostitute is a deep pit
And a wayward wife is a narrow well
If you find honey, eat just enough.
Too much of it, and you will vomit.
A woman appears more enticing to a man
When both have had a glass of wine.
The fool is the one who constantly bails out the boat
Rather than plugging the leak.
Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent,
And discerning if he holds his tongue.
Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.
The words of a gossip are like choice morsels,
They go down to a man's inmost parts
Let not animals share your bed,
Lest you be devoured in your sleep.
The evil one constantly prods you to rash action,
As the hungry cat prods its master with its claw.
Do not waste your years gathering possessions,
The grave only opens wide enough for your body.
The ugliest of gifts arrives in the most beautiful of containers. The study of books is fruitless
If the delight of the sunset is never seen.
Stolen water is sweet;
Food eaten in secret is delicious!
When will I wake up,
so I can find another drink?
Happy are those who mourn,
God will comfort them.
As a dog returns to his vomit,
So a fool repeats his folly.

*See the Leader's Guide for instructions on obtaining answers. For source citations see the home page. Revised July 27 2010

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