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Does English have a version of "pouring water on a goose"?

Maybe the equivalent is actually "whistling into the wind." Futile because no one can hear you.
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Ignorance is the opposite of bliss

Knowledge is Power Francis Bacon
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Ignorance is the opposite of bliss

Forewarned is forearmed Cambridge Dictionaries explains: "said to mean that if you know about something before it happens, you can be prepared for it" (Forewarned is forearmed, Definition of ...
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Ignorance is the opposite of bliss

Though not a saying, there is the well-known and common expression, to put one’s mind at ease. It refers to the experience of having one’s anxiety lessened by acquiring information.
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Is there such a thing as a new adage?

Most of the online dictionary definitions give no age requirement, and in fact many of them add 'old' to their example "…the old adage…" to illustrate their point. Apple built-in dictionary ...
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Translation of German "Es wird nichts so heiß gegessen, wie es gekocht wird"

perhaps context helps, I am familiar with the saying as used by those drafting contracts, where the message conveyed is "strict principles as layed down in contractual clauses are generally not ...
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