A teacher gave her fourth-grade students the beginning of
a list of famous sayings and asked them to provide original
endings for each one. Here are some examples of what they
1. The grass is always greener when you leave the sprinkler
2. A rolling stone plays the guitar.
3. The grass is always greener when you remember to water it.
4. A bird in the hand is a real mess.
5. No news is no newspaper.
6. It's better to light one candle than to waste electricity.
7. It's always darkest just before I open my eyes.
8. You have nothing to fear but homework.
9. If you can't stand the heat, don't start the fireplace.
10. If you can't stand the heat, go swimming.
11. Never put off 'til tomorrow what you should have done
12. A penny saved is nothing in the real world.
13. The squeaking wheel gets annoying.
14. We have nothing to fear but our principal.
15. To err is human. To eat a muskrat is not.
16. I think, therefore I get a headache.
17. Better to light a candle than to light an explosive.
18. It's always darkest before 9:30 p.m.
19. Early to bed and early to rise is first in the bathroom.
20. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a blister.
21. There is nothing new under the bed.
22. The grass is always greener when you put manure on it.
23. Don't count your chickens -- it takes too long.
24. Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry, and someone
yells, "Shut up!"