Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘many’

20150629

In aphorism, poetry, proverb on 20150630 at 23:55

Green, is grass, until it is brown.

A single chain is more worthy than many a link. 

20141213

In aphorism, rumination on 20141213 at 17:44

To accept that the world turns is to wax pragmatically.
To question why the world turns is to wax existentially.
To propose how the world turns is to wax analytically.
To understand how the world might turn better is to wax psychologically.

Not even the wise escape error, but many a fool excuse apology.

An ounce of awareness is worth more than a pound of action.

Where the captain hails, the oarsmen will row.

20141002

In aphorism on 20141002 at 23:55

The silence of the many gives power to the voice the few.

Rushing water will slow.
Stagnant water will stir.

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.

20110922

In aphorism, proverb on 20110922 at 23:38

Imposition of the self is will.

The fool’s harmony sounds, simultaneously, many times a single note.

20100102

In aphorism, proverb on 20100102 at 14:57

Many an attempt to display power do no more than to reveal weakness.

20091027

In aphorism, proverb on 20091027 at 11:37

Apologies are cheap; forgiveness is priceless.

A good apple rarely falls from the bad tree, but many a bad apple can fall from the good tree.

Who rocks the boat is thrown overboard (and had better know how to swim).

There are more than two sides to any coin.

Dust settles where a shadow falls.

20081008

In aphorism, proverb on 20081008 at 19:57

A war of weapons is won with many; a war of words, with few.

If you build a wall around yourself, don’t forget to install a drain.

Words can change your view, but cannot change the facts.

What is not understood hovers subliminally in the background as a camouflaged backdrop; only those who understand are able to see it.

Who understands will see, who overlooks is blinded.

The wise oversee, the fool overlook.