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25 Common Sayings That Are Total BS

Common sayings, proverbs, and adages permeate our cultural consciousness and grow to be regarded as conventional wisdom. These meaningful quotes are what motivate us to get better every day.

People frequently employ terms they believe to be true, but some – are not. If you stand back and look at these common sayings literally, you’ll notice that many of them aren’t precisely accurate.  While some are truer than others, some of them are total BS. Let’s take a look at these quotes below.

1. “Never go to sleep angry.”

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Just kidding, but it would be terrible when you are already angry and are not allowed to sleep.

2. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

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The list goes on: cancer, accidents, injuries, etc. It may not kill you, but it definitely does not make you stronger.

3. “Looks don’t matter.”

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It’s wayy easier to say this when you are already a 9 or a 10.

4. “The customer’s always right.”

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Does not equal “the customer can treat or speak to employees at a business in any manner they choose”.

5. “Everything happens for a reason.”

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Sometimes the reason is we are stupid and make bad decisions.

6. “Money is the root of all evil.”

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Maybe to cleanse ourselves?

7. “There’s plenty of fish in the sea.”

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“No, I don’t want that fish”

8. “You are what you eat.”

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Can relate Cole, can relate.

9. “Sticks and stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you.”

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Then please explain why there is such a thing called verbal abuse.

10. “Forgive and forget.”

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NOT to all people, we guess.

11. “Time heals all wounds.”

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Most of the time the wounds remain, they might lessen, but they went away.

12. “Nothing is impossible.”

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Yes, go you, doing the impossible.

13. “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

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In most cases, turning your interests into a career might make you despise the things you once loved. Being compelled to do something makes it far less enjoyable. Or in this man’s case, well.

14. “Money doesn’t buy happiness”

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but it buys everything that makes us happy.

15. “Good things come to those who wait.”

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“I don’t remember waiting this long”

16. “Sleep is for the weak.”

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Nah, not getting enough sleep shortens your life and makes you weaker. Take care of yourself, folks!

17. “Practice makes perfect.”

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Yup, nobody is perfect. Therefore practice does not make perfect, practice makes better.

18. “Slow and steady wins the race.”

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Except for the REAL race.

19. “Ignorance is bliss.”

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Even in this case??

20. “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”

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Yes. Yes, you can. A book titled The Basics of Quantum Physics is probably about the basics of quantum physics.

21. “There are no stupid questions.”

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“So you didn’t pay your bill and the service was disconnected?”

22. “Laughter is the best medicine.”

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Sounds about right.

23. “The early bird gets the worm.”

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More like: the early bird gets stuck waiting in line with everyone else who decided to be the early bird.