For anyone who would like to get your message to “stick” with others—like parents, pastors, teachers, coaches, mentors—I highly recommend Useful Maxims by Brian Ridolfi. You can read my book review to get more background info on this innovative book.
I previously shared 20 useful maxims from Brian’s book, and now here is my next set of 20…
- Strong men do not always lift weak men, but weak men always bring down strong men. The lowest common denominator dominates.
- You cannot force someone to be tolerant without being intolerant toward their intolerance.
- Offending the truth for the sake of the offended is most offensive.
- Just fitting in fits in with just giving in.
- Prayer is a slayer. To not pray is to become prey.
- People aligned with good are maligned by evil.
- There is little success when little is involved.
- Better to make the last move than to make the first one.
- Smart men run from danger; wise men avoid it altogether. Better to prevent than to lament.
- Your life becomes a job whenever a job becomes your life.
- Those with no time to spare have no time to care.
- Wisdom becomes foolishness when foolishness becomes wisdom.
- A Christian without a Bible is like a knight without a sword.
- Relativists believe in relativism until they or their loved ones are victims.
- Vinegar is not bitter to those who have not tasted honey.
- Questions cannot be answered if answers cannot be questioned.
- Sound wisdom sounds odd in a world deaf to God.
- Bad entertainment entertains bad behavior.
- Good guys look bad when bad guys look good.
- To help the helpers is to help the helpless.
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