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

Be cautious about accepting something without evidence. A: "Wait, Stacy's getting the promotion? I heard they were giving it to Greg." B: "Yeah, well, believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see."
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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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