Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘gain’

20180106

In aphorism on 20180106 at 23:55

Who does not give up an apology so claims an error forever as his own. 

The fool who is right is deaf, for his unwilliness to listen to the truth. 
The lay who might be right is dumb, for his unwillingness to set aside his pride. 
The intellect who might be wrong questions, for the potential to gain the truth. 
The wise who is wrong apologizes, for in giving up his pride he gains the truth. 

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20120221

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20120221 at 23:59

Every beaten path was forged first by a single person -why not you?

For every leader that someone cares to follow, there are many others that no one dares to follow.

To be quenched of a thirst that one was not aware of, to at last gain cognizance of a hunger unknown, is to have an epiphany, to be enlightened, to be awakened.

20110714

In aphorism, proverb on 20110714 at 19:20

The fool live an illusion; the wise live a dream.

The fool fear only what he will lose by sharing, not realizing what is to be gained by giving.

The fool fear loss and so do not share, do not give, and so too, have no room to receive. The wise lose fear and so share, give freely, and so too, are unburdened and able to receive.

It is impossible to hold both compassion and anger in the same heart.

It takes but two to create a movement: one to start it, another to follow it.

For every seed that sprouts, the earth is never more the same.

20101205

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20101205 at 15:48

Truth is transparency.

No democracy without transparency.

Democracy without transparency is dictatorship in disguise.

Subversion of the people is the greatest treason.

Who alone stands up to a government deserves the highest honor.

The government that wields its weapons against its people, yields implosion of the nation.

Truth cannot be silenced, only construed.

Who has something to hide, has something to reveal.

A smile is a heart worn outside; a frown is a heart worn out.

Where is knowledge gained, is responsibility assumed.

20101121

In aphorism, proverb on 20101121 at 17:13

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

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.

20091003

In aphorism, proverb on 20091003 at 11:23

Regret only the error never made; those made make an excellent teacher.

A teacher is not one who gives us knowledge, but one who challenges us to receive knowledge.

Knowledge ought be sought, gained, even shared, but never kept.

The knowledge kept is an ignorance carried to the grave.

20090901

In aphorism, proverb on 20090901 at 04:16

Niceness alone is not enough, but to gain the world and have not niceness, is to gain the rest in vain.

20090704

In poetry on 20090704 at 01:33

Oh! to be with thee –

of virgin eyes and worn hands alike;

I embrace all that is lost,

and yet,

is to be gained.