Jessica Bibbee

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20101130

In aphorism, proverb on 20101130 at 08:01

A fool mocks from a safe distance.

Hold onto blessings dearly; misgivings more loosely.

If memories are a cache of the past, ideas are credits of the future.

Genuineness is flawed, by nature; only falsity reaches perfection, by man.

Worry is for warts.

The dog that tucks its tail scares none with its bark.

One’s view of the world depends on whether one’s head is held high or bowed low.

20101129

In aphorism, proverb on 20101129 at 11:26

The path paved with death and destruction, never leads to peace.

Only where there is transparency, can there be truth.

Lyrics are but words, if are sung without substance.

What makes a stronger statement, than a question?

Circumstance justifies not behavior, but only rouses that which is dormant.

20101128

In aphorism, proverb on 20101128 at 23:48

Money and medicine are no equals of wealth and health.

History is but fable, the present is but fact, the future is but fantasy.

Sooner a fool to rewrite history and foretell the future, than to change his present ways.

Translation exacts meaning; interpretation exacts expression.

Rank is a badge worn.

20101127

In aphorism, proverb, quote, rumination on 20101127 at 15:54

Men of fear unite; men of courage disband.

One dog smells a fellow dog.

A fool sacrifices tomorrow -a day he does not have, for today -a day he will never have again.

Freedom is like oxygen –most appreciated in its absence.

Development is incremental change in the direction of progress.

Ore must be smelted before metal is poured.

A dirty diner let’s another do his dishes.

Ideas alone cannot realize inspiration; only ideas coupled with action give birth to inspiration.

《On Fear》
It is said that fear can be smelled; I say that fear stinks.

20101126

In aphorism, proverb on 20101126 at 13:33

A fool listens with armor and speaks with bullets to an enemy perceived behind blinders.

Camouflage conceals cowardice; compassion reveals courage.

The fool carry a basket to fill; the wise carry a basket to empty.

The nimble mind can do more with clumsy hands than nimble hands can ever do with a clumsy mind.

A tree buries its roots in dirt, but never its trunk.

A weed will wind its way.

A brighter sun makes not a flower taller.

A step is part reach -and part push.

20101125

In aphorism, proverb on 20101125 at 10:11

If we are to align tomorrow with today, it is not enough to will something, -we must also do something. If we are to align the future with the present, it is not enough to become, -we must also be.

20101124

In aphorism, proverb on 20101124 at 18:56

To justify the use of violence against evil is to embitter honey by adding sugar.

Who is bludgeons with a rock is burdened with a rock.

20101123

In aphorism, proverb, rumination, tale on 20101123 at 11:23

Apathy is fear, incognito.
Anger is fear, unleashed.
Action is fear, confronted.

With folded hands and closed eyes, we choose to be the fool, the dead, or the wise.

《Learning to BE》
The child asks the elder, “How to BE?”

The elder utters, “Child, close your eyes and fold your hands. And you will find the wisdom to BE”.

The child scans the earth and rebuts, “It is the fool that fold their hands idly and close their eyes tightly. I do not wish to be a fool, I simply wish to BE.”

Again the elder says, “Child, close your eyes and fold your hands. And the wisdom to BE, you will find.”

Hands raised to the sky, again the child refutes, “It is the dead that rest infinitely with eyes aclosed and hands afolded. I do not wish to be dead, I simply wish to BE!”

One last time, the elder states, “Child, your able hands are raised upwards, yet you fail to grasp; your eyes are opened wide, yet you fail to see. -That if all you wish for, is simply to BE, it is but with folded hands and closed eyes, that you shall understand -you already ARE.”

20101121

In aphorism, proverb on 20101121 at 17:13

The fool cling to power by taking life, the wise gain power by granting life.

20101118

In aphorism, proverb, quote on 20101118 at 16:04

There’s no time like the present to make a memory.

People are like magnets -impotent when disconnected, powerful when connected.