Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘listen’

20170511

In aphorism, proverb on 20170511 at 23:55

Learn from others, but listen to yourself. 

20120527

In aphorism, proverb on 20120602 at 23:40

When we share, ownership becomes secondary to fellowship.

Your quest, your questions.

Projection is proximal to perception, distal to existence.

Learning follows listening.

Clarity wears a cloak of obscurity.

20120513

In aphorism, proverb on 20120513 at 23:57

bystander:
noun; one who stands by [something], and thus condones [something], even supports [something].

A foolish argument is grounded in a foundation of desperation.

The fool praise the light, but live by the darkness.

The only way to fight evil is to not join it, not contribute to it.

The fool trust not those without intention to convert, confusing conversion for conviction.

The fool ask ‘How to conquer those who threaten us?’, not facing the reality of their contribution.

Who is without a weapon is feared only by the fool.

Defenseless, the fool become defensive.

Defense, by any other name, is offense.

Where some fool are critical, other fool are insecure.

Where two side against one, is strength only but numbers, is weakness only but elsewhere.

The fool seek not to hear, with a defense of listening.

The fool have ears, but do not hear; have eyes, but do not see; have hearts, but do not feel.

Resolution led by a moderator is not a resolution of two.

The fool don’t the best they can, the wise do the best they can’t.

Seize wisdom from the depths, net ignorance from the shallows.

The fool adjudge assumptions, the wise consider intentions.

Criticism that negates compliments exposes false compliments; criticism that complements compliments  reveals true compliments.

Forever to be trusted, are the fool and their fallacy.

Sooner an apology to be forgiven than the innocent to be spared.

The fool hear with ears that deceive.

Where fault lies, a defense is readied. Where understanding lies, an offense is unnecessary.

Do plumbers have pipe dreams?

Sooner a parent to side with the other than with truth.

Wisdom is not without extent.

Perspective and understanding are but two sides of a multi-dimensional reality.

Concern falls as criticism to fool ears.

The fool have a defense for every criticism, an offense for every defense, a criticism for every offense.

Who is fool enough to fight logic with illogic, falls victim to his own weapon.

What time does not heal, memory must forgive.

No one judges more or less than the next -some admit it, others deny it.

A poor defense is as good as no defense.

The fool fail to fathom the color beyond text, black and white.

20120202

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20120202 at 14:23

In ‘heart’ is the word ‘hear’, because to have a heart, one must listen.

Always search / never settle.

20101203

In aphorism, chinese, idiom, proverb, rumination on 20101203 at 12:59

Diversity is a reality, not a verb; the challenge is to embrace and nurture it.

The fool that listens not, will hear not when deafness calls.

A false accuser trammels with threat, shackles with blame, condemns with guilt.

Tis easier for the fool to exit, than for the wise to enter. 出门容得,入门难得。

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.

20090721

In aphorism, proverb on 20090721 at 07:18

When our voice is lost to those who listen, our presence is not lost to those who see.

A river is to bar or to guide, depending on whether you cross it or follow it.

The looking glass sees the truth.

Motivation is parasitic; inspiration is symbiotic.

Words transcend the flatness of paper to reach the depths of our minds.

20090714

In aphorism, poetry, proverb, rumination on 20090714 at 16:49

Small boys fight.

Big boys kill.

Average men quarrel.

Real men listen.

20090419

In aphorism, proverb on 20090419 at 08:50

Morality is listening to your conscience, acting accordingly, and being able to sleep with a clear mind.

May we be less certain of our doubts, and more doubtful of our certainties.

War is premeditated murder without exception, exemption, or excuse.