Jessica Bibbee

Archive for January, 2010|Monthly archive page

20100131

In aphorism, proverb on 20100131 at 12:13

What hath position, but hath not motion, is but without life.

20100130

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20100130 at 13:42

Fear not the shadow before seeing its maker, for the night’s shadow falls farther than that of its kinded noon, and neither speak the truth.

The boastful exaggerate even their flaws.

A leader asks not for permission; a leader asks for support.

Poetry is to prose what wine is to vinegar.

To be a writer, talk less and write more.

20100129

In rumination on 20100129 at 13:38

Wait not to make a difference, for later does not exist; you are making a difference right now, be it positive or negative, passive or active.

20100128

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20100128 at 13:32

Tho’ another’s burden we might carry on our back, with clenched hands do we carry our own.

Every person holds a different memory; every nation writes a different history.

20100125

In aphorism, proverb on 20100125 at 13:27

Only when one is allowed to succeed after failing does a society free itself to succeed.

Without encouragement, one fails not alone; with support, one’s success is a shared by all.

20100123

In aphorism, chinese, proverb on 20100123 at 00:36

Life’s lessons are learned not in a book, but in our heart.
[心得不是用书学的,就是用心学的]

No polish in the world can keep the dirt off a shoe’s sole.

The vast expanse unknown might be a desert; it might be an ocean.

With but a single footprint is the earth moved.

20100121

In aphorism, proverb, question, rumination on 20100121 at 00:22

A tourist knows the homeland better than the local.

If you wouldn’t read only the even pages of a book, why would you only look at one side of any issue?

20100120

In aphorism, proverb on 20100120 at 00:18

Hold not your head so highly with pride that the dirt on your shoe escapes your eye.

20100119

In aphorism, proverb on 20100119 at 01:32

The swiftest stallion eats the greenest grass.

Free speech does not beg of the fool to speak, though it permits, for the words of the fool run weakly and will run out. May we freely speak, that the waters of wisdom may flow, freely and forever.

20100117

In aphorism, proverb on 20100117 at 02:40

The fool sow weeds.