Long ago I was a kid. I was told stories with morals, taught good and bad, proverbs, phrases, idioms, their meaning and how they apply in real life. Times have changed long since then. I sat down and thought of how the same things are different now.
Early to bed, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. :: Preparing late, and early to rise, makes the morning relaxed, orderly and nice.
A dog is a man's best friend :: and so are cats, birds, fish and hamsters(dogs are not allowed in apartments!)
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing :: but it goes a long way in plumbing and electrical work, till help actually gets there.
A place for everything and everything in its place :: ya....if it is put back!!
Empty vessels make more noise :: especially if the maid is angry and the baby is sleeping.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery :: how can anyone be seen in same clothes!! :O total fashion faux pas
Ignorance is bliss :: if you want to be swindled, cheated, extorted, tricked and double crossed!!
Laughter is the best medicine :: especially when your health insurance claim has been rejected.
Marriages are made in heaven :: and on matrimonial websites.
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones :: unless they have some juicy gossip about the other person.
Patience is a virtue :: especially if you calling any CUSTOMER CARE TOLL FREE NUMBER.
Seeing is believing :: That is why Rajinikant and Shah Rukh Khan are superstars!
The pen is mightier than sword :: unless you have a 24 x 7 news channel
Waste not want not :: if already wasted, start recycling!!
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil :: yes...we ignore it and carry on with our own life!!(no offence to the exceptions)
Ignorantia juris non excusat (ignorance of the law does not excuse) :: unless you have enough money or the brains to manufacture it (the excuse, i mean)
Money talks :: A LOT!!
All that said...there are some things that never change
It takes a thief to catch a thief :: guess that is self explanatory!
There's no place like home :)