Intermediate Reading Exercise

Contradictory Proverbs

For each numbered proverb on the left, choose which proverb (A-N) is the contradiction.

1. All good things come to those who wait A. Never judge a book by its cover
2. Birds of a feather flock together B. Out of sight, Out of mind
3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder C. Forewarned is forearmed
4. Clothes make the man D. Act in haste, Repent at leisure
5. Don't cross your bridges before you come to them E. It ain't over 'till it's over
6. Good things come in small packages F. The squeaky wheel gets the grease
7. Great starts make great finishes G. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
8. He who hesitates is lost H. The bigger the better
9. Practice makes perfect I. One man's meat is another man's poison
10. Silence is golden J. Actions speak louder than words
11. The pen is mightier than the sword K. Fools seldom differ
12. You're never too old to learn L. Time and tide wait for no man
13. What's good for the goose is good for the gander M. Opposites attract
14. Wise men think alike N. You can't teach an old dog new tricks

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