1. It is bad to have a temper, but equally bad to lose it.

2. In a dangerous situation you need to show nerve, not nerves.

3. In the UK a moot point is arguable; in the US it is not worth arguing about.

4. An ordinary person is being philosophical by not dwelling on life's difficulties; a philosopher is being philosophical by dwelling on them.

5. We should be sanguine about resolving political disputes not sanguinary.

6. We should take pride in our achievements, but pride comes before a fall.

7. The Devil is our enemy, but Jesus told us to love our enemies.

8. It is a black day when you go into the red, but a red-letter day when you go into the black.

9. To be quite surprised is to be only moderately surprised, but to be quite amazed is to be extremely amazed.

10. A sharp denial is much the same as a blunt denial.

11. If you can't have your cake and eat it, there's no point in having it.

12. "Twelve and one" is an anagram of "eleven and two".