Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘humility’

20150525

In aphorism, question, rumination on 20150525 at 23:55

Which is rarer, the jewel in the rough or the eye that sees it? 

Precious is the jewel that has been discovered, unlike objects of abundance, for its worth is, if only in that it is valued.

A blanket of stars is ne’er for sale, ne’er for purchase, only for beholding or forsaking.

If humility is apt to follow certainty, perchance enlightenment stands to follow uncertainty. 

The future is often more than we could hope for, if not what we expect. 

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20110222

In rumination on 20110222 at 22:30

The phrase “one in none” bespeaks foolery.
The phrase “one in one” proves certainty.
The phrase “one in ten” indicates normality.
The phrase “one in a hundred” signals concern.
The phrase “one in a thousand” suggests rarity.
The phrase “one in a million” connotes awe.
The phrase “one in a billion” commands humility.

20100313

In aphorism, proverb on 20100313 at 00:25

Humanity – not without hypocrisy, not without humility.

The correct response is rarely defense.

20100225

In aphorism, proverb on 20100225 at 23:16

An apple’s flesh lies behind an apple’s peel.

A rebel is a leader shunned; a leader is a rebel won.

A wick of dynamite unlit is still a stick of dynamite in wait.

Vanity is a hair shy of humility.

Where a hitch is hooked is a trailor in tow.

20091007

In aphorism, proverb on 20091007 at 16:05

If you have lost your focus in life, look to the lessons of photography: bring more light to your subject or reduce the speed.

The rich and the poor alike go barefoot.

The masses will follow a fool idea from the sound mind before following a sound idea from the mind fool.

The fool accept gratitude without humility.

If you want to make an impression, be riveting; if you want to shape, be flexible.

Water fits in a vase only by conforming.

Sooner the ice to melt than the water to freeze.

The freeze that comes before the thaw is Autumn; the thaw that comes before the freeze is Spring.

A good writer not only gives new ideas, but enables new ideas.