Axioms redefined

I borrowed popular sayings for the first half of each sentence—the second halves are new thoughts that enrich the preceding dictum that we often take for granted.

It takes money to make money—but it also takes no money to not think about it.

There are no shortcuts to the finish line—unless you started at the finish line.

To walk a mile in someone else’s shoes…—…is to assume they have shoes at all.

Go for the gusto—before the gusto gets you.

You can’t teach an old dog a new trick—unless that old dog is young.

What goes up must come down—what goes down must come up.

Don’t judge a book by its cover—don’t judge a book.

There’s no business like show business—and nobody should business themselves in it.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush—better still is three in the bush.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it—unless there is a way to discover brokenness through the act of fixing.

It’s all uphill from here—it’s all downhill from here.

It’s all downhill from here—it’s all uphill from here.

Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day; teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for the rest of his life—if the man is hungry, don’t teach him how to fish; give the hungry man food so that he has the time, energy and resources to learn how to fish.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—yes it is.

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