Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘border’

20101117

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20101117 at 10:18

Short words are always long on feeling.

The art of accepting a compliment is humble denial.

A fool lavishes flattery, the wise bestow compliments.

One’s words are like stones, to be thrown at another or used to build another up.

One’s energy blows like the wind, destructively against a wall or constructively against a windmill.

A windmill rolls with the wind, not against it, and so exploits false opposition to gain true momentum.

Only with friction, does anything gain traction.

《on walls》
May any border, any wall constructed, be made with deliberation and great skill, such that when at last we soften to the wisdom of history and realize the foolishness that is cemented with each mortaring of every brick, we may retain and also preserve a symbol of foolishness overcome, to remind us that a wall should not divide two peoples, but span the divide -so as to join them.

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20100425

In aphorism, proverb on 20100425 at 10:06

When the world’s walls fall and all borders are erased, then and only then, will peace be free to roam.

20090924

In aphorism, proverb on 20090924 at 13:29

Conflict surrounds borders and orders; peace surrounds the fair that dare.

If man would pool resources instead of divide, how rich ever mankind would be.

Ownership is a pretext for envy and jealousy, a precursor of loss and liability.

An exclamation point, throttled horizontal, fancies a slide to the point.