It is also in the very nature of authors to take old things and package them for a new market. (Seven origonal stories and all that.) This gives the modern reader #RuinAnOldSaying
A bird in the hand will get you pecked.
If you lie with the dogs you'll stink in the morning.
Never cry over spilt milk unless it will get you a refund.
Of course some of these twisted sayings are old enough to have earned the old saying title themselves. Who remembers what famous personality said this?
"Outside of a dog a book is a man's best friend. Insides of a dog it is too dark to read."
What are some old saying that you think need ruining?