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- Beneficial … like water to a garden —Anon
- Benefits, like bread, soon become stale —Caroline Forne
- Benefits, like flowers, please most when they are fresh —George Herbert
- Free [things] … free as a well to get into, but like a rat trap, not exactly free to get out of —Josh Billings
Billings wrote in a phonetic dialect. Here’s the dialect version of the above: “I hav found a grate menny things in this wurld that was free —free az a well tew git into, but like a rat trap, not ekzackly free tu git out ov.”
- A good deal … like trading an apple for an orchard —Anon
The opposite of this is a German proverb: “Like trading the hen for the egg.”
- Like parenthood, you bid [at an auction,] then see what you’ve got —John Ciardi
- Privileges she could list as a prisoner might count out the days of his sentence —Margaret Sutherland
|Noun||1.||advantageousness - the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome|
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"