My conversation partner wishes to talk to me about proverbs. (I presume he would like to do this because the subtleties of their meanings and origins prove difficult for a non-native speaker.) Apparently, he collects them. I'm going to give him a list and provide some context. I found this, which has 1000, but that's probably too many so I'm going to try and narrow it down to ones that provoke strong reactions in English-speaking people.
Please help me out and tell me either your most or least favourite proverb. Or both.
The one I dislike the most is "Better safe than sorry". Rubbish. If I never took any risks, I'd be bored to death.