Gigi of Rethinking Life posted recently about old sayings that are no longer valid and need to go away or be replaced with new sayings. It got me thinking…


They say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.”

On the surface that is good…we shouldn’t be mean and hurtful to others.

BUT sometimes the truth hurts and the truth needs to be heard.

So new sayings:

“If you are speaking true

Say it proudly

If they don’t want to hear you

Say it loudly!”


“Not everyone will want to hear it.  

Not everyone will listen.

Lots of people will not like it.  

But it is your job to speak it.  

The Truth”




~Melanie Blackwell


Filed under Blogging Community, Quotes, Random Brain Babble, Rants

6 responses to “Sayings

  1. Love the new saying! It makes complete sense to me. 🙂

  2. If I followed the original, my mouth would heal up.

  3. bgbowers

    This is brilliant. I think you should create a new page for quotes and display this one permanently. Really love it!!
    Quotes are very interesting, actually. There are some, like the one you’ve just rewritten, that absolutely need to be rethought and rewritten. But, there are those that have value, but have become obsolete in politically correct society – for example, “Honesty is the best policy”. Honesty has become a dirty word in politically correct society.
    Great post. I think that we should start a quote revolution!

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