Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘off’

20160731

In aphorism, bon mot, proverb on 20160731 at 23:55

The moment you decide that you deserve better is the moment that you know better—and already in this moment, you are better off.

The fool wears chains to the tune of gold—grounded in insecurity, weighted by vanity, and convinced they are better off decorated than liberated.

As if the limits of mortality were not damning enough, the fool boasts of his own. 

If a fool looks for dirt in the cleanest of waters, he is sure to succeed—if only in finding his reflection.

The fool dismisses a dozen opportunities before asking for a second chance.

Regret is the currency of the fool and the agency of the wise.

Waking up is hard to do, but it’s the only way to welcome in a new day.

What is the difference between mail and email? a LETTER

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20110831

In aphorism, proverb on 20110831 at 14:20

People eat M&Ms for the chocolate, not for the candy coating.

‘Tis better to sing off-tune than to not sing at all.

Fear is a poison.

Be cautious, but never calloused.

20110703

In aphorism, proverb on 20110704 at 10:20

The fool prematurely kills off the sickly plant that simply needed pruning, watering, and nurturing.

The fool sooner pulls a seedling than waters it, fearing it a weed and too impatient to find it a rose.

Prune the rose bush back to the ground, and watch her grow back stronger and more beautiful yet.

To avenge is to have mercy on; to ignore is to torture.

A mountain without a valley is but an elevated plain.

A mountain is born of its valley.

Remove choice from others and bear responsibility alone.

A single grain of sand weathers the beating of the entire ocean.

20100123

In aphorism, chinese, proverb on 20100123 at 00:36

Life’s lessons are learned not in a book, but in our heart.
[心得不是用书学的,就是用心学的]

No polish in the world can keep the dirt off a shoe’s sole.

The vast expanse unknown might be a desert; it might be an ocean.

With but a single footprint is the earth moved.

20081013

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20081013 at 19:29

Having standards and having compassion are not mutually exclusive.

We do not lose our way by walking another path; we lose our way by stepping off the path of our choice.