Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Proverb: Meat and Bones

I think this is a marvelous proverb, both because it has the charm of rhyme (rhyming proverbs are my favorite!) and also the power of truth, too. The idea is that you take the bad with the good - the stones with the land you would plow, and the bones with the meat you would eat, along with all the metaphorical variants thereof.

You buy land, you buy stones; you buy meat, you buy bones.
(English proverb)

The source for the proverb is Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs by Jennifer Speake (Amazon). The poster is made with AutoMotivator. The image is by Beau Lebens at Flickr.

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