I always prefer the biggest half. Here are some proverbs and quotes about half and halves.

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A disease known is half cured.

A fault confessed is half redressed.
Admitting mistakes is the beginning of getting forgiveness.

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain

A problem shared is a problem halved.
If you discuss problems with someone, they are easier to deal with.

Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.
(unknown author)

Even a one-inch insect has a half-inch soul.

Friendship redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in halves.
Francis Bacon

Half a brain is too much for him who says little.

Half a loaf is better than none.
Be happy with small things, even if you expected more.

Half an orange tastes as sweet as a whole one.

Half figs, half raisins.

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.
Walter Kerr

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Robert Frost

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Fellowship of the Ring
Quoted: Bilbo

I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free... Why am I so changed?
Emily Brontë
Source: Wuthering Heights

I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free.
Emily Brontë

If you took all the young men in southern England with those caps and that slouch and collected them all together in one room, you still wouldn't have enough IQ points to make a halfwit.
Bill Bryson
Source: The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

Is the glass half empty or half full?
A rhetorical question to indicate that there could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty).

It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.

Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!
George Carlin

No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.
Michelle Obama

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Jane Austen

Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be 'too clever by half.' The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
John Major

People say I'm a drinker
But I'm sober half the time
Mick Jagger
Source: Lyrics: Evening Gown

Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.
Stephen Hawking

I'm not half the man I used to be
There's a shadow hanging over me
Oh, yesterday came suddenly
The Beatles
Source: Lyrics: Yesterday

The amount of sleep required by the average person is about half an hour more.
Evan Esar

The halfwit spoke, and the brainless believed.

The optimist says, "the glass is half full".
The pessimist says, "the glass is half empty".
The rationalist says, "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be".
(unknown author)

There is no question that a Neanderthal could easily beat us up. So, too, presumably could their women, which may be why we are only 2 percent Neanderthal instead of 50 percent. Those bitches were too scary for us.
Bill Bryson
Source: The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
Jane Austen
Source: Northanger Abbey

There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.
Josh Groban

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.
Malala Yousafzai

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