Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘never’

20170317

In aphorism, proverb on 20170317 at 23:55

If you’re not lifting someone up, you’re holding someone down. 
The easiest way to lose power is to hold onto it. If you want ultimate power, give it to others, empower others. In so doing, not only will you multiply the efforts of you alone, but what effort you do make shall never be forgotten. 

20170313

In aphorism, proverb on 20170313 at 23:55

While education will never expire, nor will it ever be enough. 

20160815

In aphorism, proverb on 20160815 at 23:55

Money makes the fool and becomes the wise. 

How we treat others speaks only of our worth, never of what others deserve.

Weather is never fair.

20150815

In aphorism, proverb on 20150815 at 23:55

A bat will never see the light.

The fool has much desire to speak and offers little to say.

Until we make efforts for peace, we will make excuses for war. 

The fool argue sides, the wise argue issues.

Who explains without end has yet begun to understand. 

Who points a finger in blame has nary another point to offer. 

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. 

20140320

In aphorism, proverb, tale on 20140320 at 13:01

【How to Keep an Auto, Mobile】

One can pause to appreciate all that is wonderful about a most luxurious auto -its good looks, its comfort, its atmosphere, its engineered design, even the way the engine roars.

Yet, the most luxurious automobile is anything but mobile, if without replenished fuel or properly inflated tires. Without pausing to address a draining tank or deflating tire, the auto is mobile no more.

With sustenance no more and as with lungs collapsed, all that remains of the auto is a model, a shell of a substitute.

That, and a question: how to keep an auto, mobile?

One might appreciate its beauty, which surpasses that of any other. Alas, this will not keep the auto, mobile.

One might describe the comfort of the cabin, which none other has the ability to so please. But this will not keep the auto, mobile.

One might ascertain the degree to which one is rejuvenated while seated inside, as none other has the power to realize. Neither will this keep the auto, mobile.

One might detail the marvels of its engineering feats, surpassing all other models that dare to rival its arrival. Nor will this keep the auto, mobile.

One might confirm the strong rumble of the engine’s firing, still like the best and better than most. But even this will not keep the auto, mobile.

Alternately, if an auto should leave its owner waylaid on the side of the road, what is the best way to get mobile again?

Now then, a waning tank or flattened tire could have been avoided with proper and timely maintenance, certainly not with knowing avoidance of these responsibilities.

Even in times of the accidental roadside nail, it is only with patch or replacement that the auto can return to full glory.

The wise relish in the opportunity to refuel or to fix the flat and so are gifted with powers of healing, not to mention a return to the auto, mobile again. The fool ignore signs of warning and fixate instead on times of yore, unwilling to admit the present fault, and are left only to bemoan or disregard the auto, mobile no more.

For in times of disrepair, it behooves even the best of the best to pause and assess, to admit and duly address a manner of repair.

Indeed, a reality of disrepair is done no favors in finding praise and recalling the nostalgia of the good ol’ days of mobile, which is not to posit the futility of praise and nostalgia.

Wisdom lies not in the simple possession of knowledge, but in the timely wielding of said knowledge.

To ever appreciate goodness in times of advantage, also to prevent or so minimize misfortune during those times of advantage, and not in the least, to be quick to resolve conflict arisen in times of disadvantage.

To cherish the auto at one’s dispense, to maintain properly the air, oil, and fuel when levels hint of faltering, to fill the tank or fix the flat when it befalls even the diligent.

Never with neglect, neither with excuse, nor with retaliative cursing, and ever with appropriate appreciation, attention, and action.

That is how one keeps an auto, mobile.

20140225

In aphorism, tale on 20140226 at 11:06

《What Is, What Wills》

Once upon the deep, dwelled two pairs of seafaring lovers.

Both lived rather normal lives aboard their ships on the sea, full of ups and downs, as anyone would expect to see upon the sea.

On calm seas, both pairs made love with the illimitable passion of lovers held at bay.

But the sky does what a sky wills, and so oft brewed blackened clouds with the inevitable unknown beyond. It was in these times that the difference between the lovemakers was never more lucid.

For when the storms blew in, as only a fool could deny the inevitability of, the seasoned couple ceased their lovemaking, wisely understanding their lovemaking to be powerless against warding off the mighty storm. To them, worry was a more worthy and more rewarding charm.

The other couple continued to make love like only reckless lovers knew, much to the chagrin of the other lovers. And it was true that the lovers’ lovemaking did nary a thing to make the storm go away, to shorten the waves, or to lessen the impact.

Also true was it, that the cessation of the other lovers’ lovemaking neither did anything to encourage the passing of the storm.

For a truth is a truth as is a sail a sail. Wisdom lies in wielding a truth, not simply holding a truth.

For in the end, to the common eye, it was plain to see that lovemaking -and its lack thereof- had absolutely nary a thing to do with the coming of the storm, the size of the storm, nor the passing of the storm.

With the passing of a storm, what remained for the eye to see was but two sets of lovers at sea and two kinds of love as they so fit to see.

One, a weakened bond of fair weather lovers, who made love only when the sea was calm, losing only the opportunity to love each other through and so weather a storm together.

The other, a strengthened bond between the lovers, who made love without regard to a storm (or was it very much with regard to the storm?), losing only themselves in each other whether or not came the weather.

For a storm is what only a storm wills, and love is only what love wills.

20121024

In aphorism, proverb, question, quote, rumination on 20121024 at 23:57

To screw the system so as to save yourself, or to screw yourself so as to save the system? Says 91+ years of wisdom, without hesitation, “Screw the system [and save yourself.” For a broken system is not often a system worth saving, and by saving yourself, you will more importantly reinvent the system anew. Lo, the system worth saving may ask for your sacrifice, but never to screw yourself. Not ever.

Condone a system or create a system.

Words of wisdom are easier philosophized than realized.

It isn’t for fear of the unknown that we fear death, it is for fear of losing the present that we fear not living.

The Uneducated and the Ignorant are beasts of two different orders.

Order ranks below class.

Constructive criticism is a compliment to the wise, a complaint to the fool.

20120802

In aphorism, proverb on 20120802 at 23:59

Maintain real dialogue with those in rash disagreement, for worse than rare disaccord is rife division.

No matter which evil you are fighting, you are still fighting. To negate evil, do not entertain it, only be its antithesis.

What good is the purest of water if it will not irrigate the driest of dirt?

No one can stop you from being who you want to be, without your permission.

Turn away from darkness, but never hide your light.

The filth may stop at the bottom, but it originates at the top.

The crumbs may rest on the floor, but the loaf is cut from above.

The fool cook mops first the floor and wipes second the counter.

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.