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Truth\Commandments

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Truth:

  • “Honor and good sense can only be lost. What you must fight for is Liberty.” — TheBigHenry's Personal Truth
  • “Truth is not assertion, and assertion is not proof.” — TheBigHenry's Truth Predicate
  • Entitlementalia is the audacity of dopes.” — TheBigHenry's Truth Axiom
  • “Happiness is its pursuit.” — TheBigHenry's Truth Corollary
  • “An unfalsifiable truth is not worth examining.” — TheBigHenry's Truth Serum
  • “Any sufficiently advanced chaotic behavior is indistinguishable from free will.” — TheBigHenry's Third Law
  • “Good enough is not good enough.” — TheBigHenry's Dad (The Perfectionist)
  • “10% of life is getting directions.” — TheBigHenry's 10% Rule
  • “Nature abhors everything, with the single exception of perfect symmetry.” — TheBigHenry's Law of Nature
  • “Anything is possible, except certainty.” — TheBigHenry's Law of Possibility
  • “I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Thursday's not good for me either. How about never? Does never work for you?” — TheBigHenry's Schedule
  • “You must worry all the time to become worry free.” — TheBigHenry's Law for Conservation of Worry
  • “You can't choose not to worry, but you can choose what you worry about. Choose wisely.” — TheBigHenry's Law of Restricted Choice
  • “Moral relativism is all the rage; anti-Semitism is a statistic.” — TheBigHenry's Maxim №1
  • “Waterboarding a couple of terrorists is a travesty; murdering thousands of civilians is a statistic.” — TheBigHenry's Maxim №2
  • “I'm suggesting that your outrage is unbalanced; as is your psyche.” — TheBigHenry's Law of Balance
  • “Free lunch is a fig leaf of the unimaginative.” — TheBigHenry's Law of Imagination
  • “Some inconsistency is the requisite lubricant for functioning compromise.” — TheBigHenry's Law of Mechanics
  • “There are no shortcuts to expertise. The only known exceptions were Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rain Man, and Barry Bonds.” — TheBigHenry's Expertise Rule
  • “You're never ‘completely lost’; you're always ‘here’.” — TheBigHenry's Law of Special Relativity
  • “Narcissism is the purgatory of evil.” — TheBigHenry's Handbasket Rule
  • “Truth doesn’t change, only its degree of inconvenience.” — TheBigHenry's Inconvenient Truth
  • “People are never as good as we hope nor as bad as we fear. They're always worse.” — TheBigHenry's Law of Diminishing Returns
  • “If we cannot put solar-power plants in the Mojave desert, I don't know where the hell we can put them,” said Schwarzenegger at Yale. “Put solar-power plants where the sun don't shine,” cracked TheBigHenry at Remembrance in Spacetime.
  • “In a free-market economy, you can't legislate supply and demand.” — TheBigHenry's Economic Truth
  • “Solutions are a dime a dozen; problems are free of charge.” — TheBigHenry's Sad Truth
  • “Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, but it is not entirely devoid of implication.” — TheBigHenry's Implicit Truth
  • “Nothingness is irreducible, therefore something exists.” — TheBigHenry's Ultimate Truth



Ten Commandments for Our New Century, by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. Wealth and poverty are now more relative than absolute conditions.
  2. Regulators are never the problem; a dearth of regulations always must be.
  3. Debt is a mirage.
  4. In our new age of diplomacy, being liked trumps being respected.
  5. Collective national wealth is natural; private wealth is unnatural.
  6. Medieval exemption is not medieval.
  7. Victimhood is always sought, never questioned.
  8. Neanderthals need nerds.
  9. Ideology, for all the protestations of the zealot, is now not to be taken too seriously — not in this age of global leisure and affluence.
  10. Owing in our new millennium shall be less stressful than saving.