For all their eternal wisdom, most proverbs do not reflect reality. But often a few minor changes can make them fit the times. Here are a few examples.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but the second one sure makes the first one feel better.
Two's company, three's illegal in a lot of places.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the mediocre.
There's no such thing as a free lunch unless you can run very fast.
There's no place like the homey pub down the street.
Home is where the heart is. "Heart" is a combination of internet speed, cable TV offerings, and who's cooking dinner.
People who live in glass houses should dress in the dark.*
* From The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz, 1904.
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