Savings

There's many will go the Dublin Road won't see it.

Molly Dunne (my granny) on encountering a stubborn floor stain.

There are good goods in small parcels.

Molly Dunne, who wasn't expected to surivive at birth but lived to a ripe old age.

Mocking is catching.

Molly Dunne, who caught on at an early age.

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Perennial yearning of the unheeded, including yours truly. Catchphrase of former Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds.

To quote thyself is an admissible vanity.

RVJC

Making it up as we go along is all part of the plan.

RVJC

And the winner of the Nobel Prize for Settled Science is...

RVJC

Every cloud has a silver-lining playbook

RVJC

There is truth in paradox and paradox in truth.

RVJC

A single source of temporal truth is an oxymoron.

RVJC

If truth were admitted, it might be interpreted as such!

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Sometimes we care so much about truth that we lose all sight of reality.

RVJC

We have never been so conformist in our non-conformity with the truth.

RVJC

Sameness is all the same.

RVJC

Rabbit-holes are indispensible; the trick is to climb out before it's too late!

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The chickens always come home to roost even when they take the scenic route.

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Truth dynamics: trickles, tides, tsunamis.

RVJC

Youth is wasted on the young.

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Wisdom is wasted on the wise.

RVJC (corollary of above).

Silence is complicity; fear is transient; shame is eternal!

RVJC

Unmitigated mitigation is myopic.

RVJC

If politics is the art of the possible, we must be wary of all the possibilities.

RVJC

Bad law seeks the path of least resistance.

RVJC

Good law seeks the path of most resistance.

RVJC

When the law is an ass, the smart ass wins.

RVJC

Justice junkies leave more injustice in their wake.

RVJC

The silver bullets of progress find the least progressive targets.

RVJC

If a cause needs a crisis, a crisis begets many causes.

RVJC

Hidden virtue is the most virtuous kind.

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Hidden aggression is the most aggressive kind.

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Legitimate anger: feller of fear; harbinger of hope; read instructions carefully!

RVJC

The less we learn, the less we realise how little we know.

RVJC (corollary of quote by Einstein, Fuller)

Once bitten, a thousand times bitten, but never shy.

RVJC

Same shoe; other foot; ten sizes too small.

RVJC

Knowledge that is hard won is best retained.

RVJC

Knowledge that is hard won is the most credible.

RVJC

Sober facts never get in the way of imbibed emotions.

RVJC

No matter how you slice it, the superficial always takes away from the real.

RVJC

It is a mark of redemption to revel in honesty and tremble in deceit.

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It is a mark of damnation to tremble in honesty and revel in deceit.

RVJC

Regressive Progressives; Selectivist Collectivists; Visceral Liberals; Dystopian Utopians

RVJC

The fine art of propaganda: to weaponise our better instincts against our better judgement.

RVJC

Closure is for closets where we tend our flesh-eating wounds alongside our skeletons.

RVJC

It's easy to be a Tibetan monk when you spend your whole day meditating.

RVJC

Artifical intelligence makes fools of us and we are none the wiser.

RVJC

Our Nanny State had a sex change and turned into Big Brother — Huxley and Orwell got it half-right.

RVJC

For media martyrs, the devil is in the soundbite and the saving grace is lost in the detail.

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Temporal cures are always worse than the spiritual disease.

RVJC

The most specialised fields have the most glaring blind spots.

RVJC

The charlatan's credibility rests entirely on his credentials.

RVJC

Never trust anyone who responds to a simple question by demanding your trust.

RVJC

Never trust a scientist who responds to a simple question by asking you to trust the science.

RVJC

Never trust an expert when the truth is staring you in the face.

RVJC

Never trust a computer model when the truth is staring you in the face.

RVJC

When the truth is staring you in the face, it may be hiding a more pertinent truth.

RVJC

Covid has all the scientific integrity of a chicken coop infiltrated by a stuffed fox.

RVJC (during the Summer 'Casedemic' of 2020)

A new strain of virus; the same strain of propaganda; a permanent stain on their souls.

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Mission creep by control freaks of a new world order.

RVJC

Nothing can have meaning unless it has an opposite.

RVJC

Utopias cannot exist because they are their own opposites.

RVJC

Absence is often the best opposite.

RVJC

Rational empathy is the most caring kind.

RVJC

Irrational empathy is the most uncaring kind.

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Verbalised empathy is an oxymoron.

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All lives matter, especially the most vulnerable.

RVJC

Fact-checkers are for lazy minds, trusting souls, short memories and bigots.

RVJC

There is no such thing as female intuition — only intuition, where women are more likely to excel.

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There is no such thing as male logic — only logic, where men are more likely to excel.

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We depend on logical women to go where logical men fear to tread.

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When feelings bear fruit, hard truths are being confronted somewhere down the line.

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Paranioa is king when coincidences mount up to an improbable degree.

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The ultimate manifestation of pride is lunacy.

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Bright is the future torched by the lost lessons of the past.

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