proverbs go in pairs

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proverbs go in pairs

  1. Alternative form of proverbs run in pairs
    • 1932, Bertrand Russell, “On Proverbs”, in Mortals and others: American essays, 1931-1935‎, ISBN 0415125855, page 136:
      As a rule, proverbs go in pairs which say opposite things.