My Proverbs


Mascot Owl WinkingHere’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.

  1. Were it not for light, darkness would have no name.
  2. Were it not for rights, there would be no political issues.
  3. Proud men have no time for truth.
  4. Laws can only infringe freedom of choice, hence they cannot create rights.
  5. Laws written to “create rights” don’t.
  6. Some art is worse than it looks.
  7. Love is an act of free choice.
  8. It takes a giant leap of faith to say there is no God. We are all believers.
  9. Respect may stand alone so it precedes love.
  10. Calling noise “music” doesn’t make it sound better.
  11. Rap music is worse than it sounds.
  12. Love flourishes on the ashes of self.
  13. If you deny absolutes, you can’t be certain about anything – including your denial of absolutes.
  14. Condemning an opinion by an examination of it’s stake holder is intellectual bigotry.
  15. If you keep on avoiding the truth, eventually you’ll never find it.
  16. You yourself write the things you read between the lines others wrote.
  17. Secularism doesn’t work, it just strips the dogma off the demands for behavior.
  18. Demanding tolerance is confessing intolerance.
  19. If you are not true to yourself, life will be perplexing and discouraging.
  20. Fighting false ideas is flailing at darkness. Just turn on the light!
  21. Laws granting rights to a class, take those rights from the rest.
  22. Slavery: My rights to your skills exceed your rights to your skills.
  23. Legislating utopia is not a dream, it’s a nightmare.
  24. The road to liberty runs through a tunnel of kept promises.
  25. You are not entitled to respect. You have to earn it and it takes time.
  26. A peaceful society’s most important rules cannot be enforced by law.
  27. There are natural rights and unnatural rights.
  28. Bigotry is a war on diversity.
  29. Anti-discrimination is reverse discrimination.
  30. “I have a right to have x.” says you think you are entitled to x.
  31. Patience is a virtue. If you’ve got it, flaunt it!
  32. All truth is connected.
  33. An abstraction without a clear antecedent, confuses and destroys.
  34. You can sometimes detect truth by your powerful aversion to it.
  35. Tyrants punish opinions. Freemen cherish them.
  36. A living Constitution dies every time the Supreme Court injects some new concept.
  37. Entitlement is the hard stamp of pride and the siren song of social justice.
  38. Some want to impose their version of utopia. Others want freedom from imposition.
  39. “Freedom from …” is a thinly veiled justification for reverse discrimination.

Parental Sayings

Here’s a few saying we learned to use with our children that you may enjoy –
Mother and Teenager

  1. I’m not asking you to want to. [in answer to “I don’t want to — “]
  2. Shall I go rob a bank?? [In answer to “But so and so is doing it.”]
  3. It’s good to have a dream. [When they want something totally out of the question.]
  4. Nothing is fair but the weather, and that’s only once in a while.” [Actually a quote from a high school teacher]
  5. Are you sure you want fairness and justice? [The little beggars have no idea how in debt they are to you.]
  6. What did you do? [Never ask “why”, that invites them to continue justifying bad behavior.]
  7. Once you have it done, you will understand why I want you to do it.



I love to play with words - to turn them this way and that to see what happens. And I have collected a few sayings that I have written down and saved. Here are some of them.  #JackPemBlog #proverbs

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