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    philosphies and Idioms

    What does the following Idioms mean?

    1. Be patient..lest you become one!
    2. Advice not heeded..is advice not needed!
    3. Use your knowledge but acquire wisdom, and through wisdom encourage others that they might excel at..[whatever the skill, ability,etc.,might be]

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    Re: philosphies and Idioms

    Hi, and welcome to Using English.

    None of these are idioms.
    Some sound like proverbs, but they are not proverbs I've ever heard.

    Aphorisms, perhaps.

    Their meaning is rather literal, don't you think?

    There is play on the word "patient" = have patience and person seeing a doctor.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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