Popular and famous sayings, well, remain popular, famous and at a distance. I don't know if i, under different circumstances have connected to them. I admit that i've drawn comfort from them at times. As i've mentioned, i don't know how much i associate with them. And of late, though i can equate with some somehow, they are far and there's no relief.
On pondering on them, i think it's a matter of convenience, whether we want to relate to them or not. Like so many other things in this world.