But as the adage goes, joyful is the man with nothing left to lose.
Reversing Von Clausewitz's adage, policy becomes an extension of war.
There is no solace in the adage that ‘at least he died doing what he loved,’” Firman told me, “It sucks and it will happen.
1540s, Middle French adage, from Latin adagium "adage, proverb," apparently from adagio, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + *agi-, root of aio "I say," from PIE *ag- "to speak." But Tucker thinks the second element is rather ago "set in motion, drive, urge."