For some time now I have been meaning to collect as many "wise old sayings" as possible, so that I have somewhere to turn in times of need. (Other than here, of course. ) I am not-I repeat, NOT-looking for things like, "He who stands on toilet is high on pot." Despite the hilarity that would no doubt ensue from the possesion of many things like that. I am looking for things like, "He strains to hear a whisper who refuses to hear a shout," or "Only a fool sticks his hand in a hole without looking inside it first." That kind of thing is acceptable. Gender-oriented sayings are welcome also, like, "Better to have one woman on your side than ten men," for the female side. Or, "A wise man steps softly in the presence of many women," on the male half of the scale. I would prefer male-oriented, being a guy. I thank you for your input in advance. Chaos. Disorder. Widespread panic. My work is done here.