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Let me introduce you to my compendium of the 287 most used American Adages & Aphorisms. These are the sayings your mother and father used ad infinitum while you were growing up. Almost without your knowing it, they formulated words to live by, words to guide your thinking as you matured and throughout life. I have categorized them for easy reference. Adages such as:

* A clear conscience can bear any trouble
* Diligence is the mother of good luck
* Hope for the best and prepare for the worst
* If you lie down with dogs, you’ll wake up with fleas
* You never know what you can do until you try

Hopefully they will prove useful to any reader who is a bit fuzzy on their definitions, or who want their children to learn the common adages.

To the newcomer to American literature, these will be fresh and exciting. I have provided somewhat irreverent meanings to help the reader along in understanding our culture.

To parents, this book will assist you in providing your children with a grounding in the meanings of America’s favorite adages. And additionally, this book, along with your e–reader when taken on the road, provides an easy resource for family in–car quizzes—which will boost interest and enthusiasm during long trips.
Let me introduce you to my compendium of the 287 most used American Adages & Aphorisms. These are the sayings your mother and father used ad infinitum while you were growing up. Almost without your knowing it, they formulated words to live by, words to guide your thinking as you matured and throughout life. I have categorized them for easy reference. Adages such as:

* A clear conscience can bear any trouble
* Diligence is the mother of good luck
* Hope for the best and prepare for the worst
* If you lie down with dogs, you’ll wake up with fleas
* You never know what you can do until you try

Hopefully they will prove useful to any reader who is a bit fuzzy on their definitions, or who want their children to learn the common adages.

To the newcomer to American literature, these will be fresh and exciting. I’ve provided somewhat irreverent meanings to help the reader along in understanding our culture.

To parents, this book will assist you in providing your children with a grounding in the meanings of America’s favorite adages. And additionally, this book, along with your e–reader when taken on the road, provides an easy resource for family in–car quizzes—which will boost interest and enthusiasm during long trips.

So, enjoy. With my blessings.

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