Much of the adages, sayings etc have been inheritated from days of old. The present day demands slight changes, therefore a modifying sentence is called for.
//There can be more than one apt modifier, hence adages can be repeated. Modifier can post the adage requiring modification//
Honesty is the best policy.
- If it concerns your neighbour.
Behind every successful man is a woman.
- And a wife with three kids.
Too many cooks spoils the broth.