Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘great’

20170318

In aphorism on 20170318 at 23:55

There is greatness in the smallest of actions, if only we pause to recognize what is easier to overlook. 

The fool praise the oak and belittle the acorn.

Mind the acorn and the oak will stand in its own. 

With naïveté do we inhale without understanding of how to exhale.

A good story is part struggle and part success. A great story is pure struggle. 

20160613

In bon mot, question on 20160613 at 23:55

Why do geologists make great friends? They are masters of the plutonic relationship.

20160421

In aphorism, proverb on 20160424 at 15:01

A great student can make a good teacher of a bad egg. 

20141126

In aphorism on 20141126 at 23:55

Only with great privilege may one cite fear as justification for oppression, as if one might fall victim to the victims.

Nothing unites like division.

20140914

In aphorism on 20140914 at 23:55

The smaller one’s view (experience) of the world, the bigger it seems. Similarly, the greater one’s view (experience) of the world, the smaller it seems.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then sustainability is the father of existence.

20140323

In aphorism on 20140323 at 23:55

The best of opportunities are not without the greatest of compromises.

The peaceful heart can find stillness amidst the chaos, can be at ease in the face of difficulty, is a home unto itself wherever it goes.

Balance cannot be found at the extremes, but is always found by returning to the core, by finding the center. Where balance can be found with outstretched limb, stronger still the core must remain.

20120516

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20120516 at 23:59

Without an outrage, a wrong is not a scandal.

Impatience is the supernatural disappointment of mortal expectations.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but Earth… was?

Who imagine forgiveness, realize peace. Who imagine revenge, realize war.

Imagine a society that accepts its responsibility to support each person as equally as it expects each person to respect its rule. Imagine if just one person supported a single other person, regardless of their imperfect past, embracing them for who they have the potential to be. Imagine a society that can forgive each other, that we may realize a future together.

To become independent is to be freed.

Independence is a form of freedom. Dependence is a form of captivity.

The independent must collaborate, the dependent must delegate.

The guilty act defensively, the guiltless need not act -they are defenseless.

Who is without guilt is without need for defense.

The fool argue a truth with a falsity.

Calling a piece of shit “a piece of shit” is not to be negative, it is to acknowledge truth, to refuse judgment.

To compliment where an insult is due is to refuse the truth.

Who deny the truth fool themselves.

Being me is the greatest challenge I could ever face -when I do that, everything else is a cinch. When I don’t, everything is a task.

The greatest deception, the greatest revelation -is of the self.

20120504

In aphorism, proverb on 20120504 at 12:28

The fool call it a ‘mid-life crisis’; the wise call it a ‘near-death awakening’.

There is no greater death than that which is lived.

The fool live without breathing, the wise without expiring.

Ride out the storm; get your spurs on!

When at last the fool can hide no longer from the light of day, a hole is dug.

20111215

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20111215 at 23:34

Ability, without acting on the ability, is perhaps a greater disability than to never have had the ability.

If another is in need, and I do not help -I have so wasted an opportunity to exercise my ability, and in doing so, I have given up my ability. I am without ability.

A few create the system.
Many perpetuate the system.
Some work the system.
Too few challenge the system.

History shapes us.
Culture enables us.
Humanity entitles us.
Choice defines us.

I am as much a product of my own choice as I am of genetics or environment.

20110718

In aphorism, proverb on 20110718 at 19:44

In the eye of every storm, seek peace.

When not in Rome, do not as the Roman.

Bite the tongue, bide the time.

Even the hero is not without hamartia.

Only the pauper envies the prince.

Behavior mimics example: a riposte to amplify, neutralize, or diminish.

A writer is one who composes words.
A good writer is one who composes words of influence.
A great writer is one who composes beautiful words of influence.

The wise give all but up.