My Sayings

Ask a Better Question, Get a Better Answer

Dumber things have happened.

E.G.O. = Everyones Got an Opinion — Herb Ripka

I make 10 mistakes a day. I consider myself lucky if I catch nine of them.

We see our own worst sins most clearly in others.

Before you walk out of your home
Don’t forget your W.A.L.K.:
W – Wallet
A – Android or Apple (phone)
L – Lunch
K – Keys
Don’t leave home without it!! — Herb Ripka
you can also add (S – Special Projects) to make W.A.L.K.S.

I don’t believe that “Practice makes perfect”. Only Jesus is perfect. I say Practice makes you better. More Practice, More Better.

Jesus gave his life for you.
Jesus is like a Marine. — Herb

My question: Why didn’t Jesus write an autobiography?

When you say “Law”, you mean the Old Testament, correct? — Herb Ripka

The Golden Rule
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. — NIV, Matthew 7:12
Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. – NKJV, Matthew 7:12
see also Luke 6:31
Do unto others, then run. — Benny Hill
My version: Undo others, as you would have others undo you.
Do to others exactly what they have done to you.

I am a sinner. I was born that way. There isn’t anything I can do, or could have done, to stop my initial condition. Right now, I can just thank God that he accepts the blood of himself to atone for my innate condition. — Herb

Conflict Avoidance Patterns Perpetuates Crappy Behavior — Herb

Herb’s Rule of Politicians:
Eventually, I will always be disappointed with a politician,
because my twin isn’t running for office.
I will always be disappointed in politics, since my twin isn’t on the ballot. — Herb

If you like palindromes, you’ll like WordCeption: Finding Words Inside Other Words, a.k.a. WhoPutThe xxx in yxxxy? at

Who Put The


(1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.)
Christianity is the world’s best self-improvement program. — Herb Ripka

We received 1 inch of “nuisance” snow in #GreendaleWI
– not enough to start the snowblower
– just enough to need to clear the driveway with a snow shovel

So if the groundhog sees his shadow, winter will be over soon. If he doesn’t see his shadow, winter will be over in six weeks. In Wisconsin, that’s the same thing. — Herb Ripka

I’m watching the movie “Groundhog Day” over and over . . . which is kind of meta. 😉 — Herb Ripka

? Would an oil slick ahead of a #hurricane slow evaporation, weakening it? — Herb Ripka
#CornOil #soybean #weather

A movie review reveals more about the reviewer than about the movie. When reading a book review/report, I learn as much about the writer as I do about the book. — Herb Ripka

Is #AI naturally ambitious? — Herb Ripka

The future is notoriously difficult to predict, but I find that if I wait awhile it gets easier as I get closer to the event. — Herb Ripka

(Nothing will work unless you do. — Maya Angelou)
Nothing happens until something moves. — Herb Ripka

If a tree falls in the forest and doesn’t make a sound, did the Native Americans exist before Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas? — Herb Ripka

Incandescent light bulbs aren’t “inefficient” when used inside in WINTER. Their “waste” heat adds to the heat in the house. Incandescent bulbs are only inefficient in summer. They add to the heat of a house that you would like to keep cool. — Herb Ripka

There is more energy in a tree than in the gasoline powering the chainsaw that cuts the tree. — Herb Ripka

(You have only three lives.
The second one starts only when you realize that you have only one life. — from someone)
Your third life starts when you realize you only have one life to give to God. — Herb Ripka

America will be great when . . . Easter is celebrated more than Halloween. — Herb Ripka

America will be great when . . . Herbert is a common name for baby boys.

You have two lives. The second one starts only when you realize that you have only one life. — from someone
(You actually have three lives. Your third life starts when you realize you only have one life to give to God. — Herb)

Herb Ripka