Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see

Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

Prov. Rumors are usually false, and sometimes the things you see can be misleading as well; be very skeptical until there is proof. Jill: I heard the football team is losing its best player. He has not been at practice for two days. Jane: Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see. The paper reported that the city government is going bankrupt, but I believe nothing of what I hear, and only half of what I see.
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