There is some truth and value in considering each of these, and I can remember instances where they fit in my life, BUT every one seems to have exceptions when &where they do not apply. If nothing before the "but" counts, what are we left with? It seems to me the consideration (and meditations) spurred by these aphorisms DOES have value despite the exceptions...
On Aug 20, 2022David Doane wrote :
What we are left with before the "but" is the opposite of what was said.
On Aug 20, 2022 Ted wrote :