Here’s a few proverbs I’ve collected over the years. I think they are all mine but one can never be entirely certain of such things.
- Were it not for light, darkness would have no name.
- Proud men have no time for truth.
- Some art is worse than it looks.
- Love is an act of agency. [We choose to love – we don’t just fall into it.]
- Respect may stand alone so it precedes love.
- Labeling noise as “music” doesn’t make it sound better.
- Love flourishes on the ashes of self.
- If you keep on avoiding the truth, eventually you’ll never find it.
- If you are not true to yourself, life will surely be perplexing and discouraging.
- Fighting false ideas is like flailing away at the darkness. Just turn on the light.
- Laws granting rights to a class take those rights from the rest.
- Slavery: My rights to your skills exceed your rights to your skills.
Here’s a few saying we learned to use with our children that you may enjoy –
- I’m not asking you to want to. [in answer to “I don’t want to — “]
- Shall I go rob a bank?? [In answer to “But so and so is doing it.”]
- It’s good to have a dream. [When they want something totally out of the question.]
- Nothing is fair but the weather, and that’s only once in a while.” [Actually a quote from a high school teacher]
- Are you sure you want fairness and justice? [The little beggars have no idea how in debt they are to you.]
- What did you do? [Never ask “why”, that invites them to continue justifying bad behavior.]
- Once you have it done, you will understand why I want you to do it.