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Taking the Proverbial The Psychology of Proverbs and Sayings

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ISBN-10: 055010335X

ISBN-13: 9780550103352

Edition: 2007

Authors: Geoff Rolls, Edwin Moore

List price: $14.95
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"Taking the Proverbial examines the truths and misconceptions behind the proverbs and sayings we use every day." "Author and psychology lecturer Geoff Rolls reveals why there may not be safety in numbers, how a gorilla can pass unnoticed on a basketball court and why people in lifts don't look at one another. This is the book for anyone who wants to find out more about why we behave the way we do."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 8/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Actions speak louder than words
All the world's a stage
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
Always look on the bright side of life
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Beauty is only skin deep
Better safe than sorry
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
Birds of a feather flock together
Boys will be boys
Brevity is the soul of wit
Confession is good for the soul
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
Eat to live or live to eat?
An elephant never forgets
Enough is enough
Familiarity breeds contempt
First impressions count
Flattery will get you everywhere
A fool and his money are soon parted
Forget the favours given and remember those received
Give a dog a bad name and hang him
The grass is always greener on the other side
Great minds think alike
A happy worker is a productive worker
If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again
I knew it all along
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
I never forget a face
It's all in the mind
It's easy to be wise after the event
It's good to talk
It's not what you know but who you know
Kill two birds with one stone
Laughter is the best medicine
A lie is halfway round the world before truth has got its boots on
Like father, like son
The majority rules
Many hands make light work
Mind over matter
Money isn't everything
Never judge a book by its cover
A picture is worth a thousand words
Practice makes perfect
Seeing is believing
Six hours' sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool
There's no accounting for taste
There's safety in numbers
Throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stick
Too close for comfort
Too many chiefs and not enough Indians
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Too much of a good thing
Truth is the first casualty of war
Tuesday's child is full of grace
Two heads are better than one
Where there's no sense there's no feeling
You are what you eat
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours