Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘use’

20170312

In aphorism, proverb on 20170312 at 23:55

The fool use physical force to resolve philosophical differences. The wise use philosophical might to overcome physical indifference. 
 
A problem is but a question. 

If necessity is the mother of invention, perhaps ingenuity is the daughter of competition. 

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20110625

In aphorism, proverb on 20110625 at 17:52

Curtains, absent a window, serve but little use.

20110320

In aphorism, proverb on 20110320 at 17:06

Tolerance and acceptance are synonymous not with condonation, but more so, understanding.

A hammer can be used for bludgeoning or for building.

Regret is remedied only by action, never by apathy.

20101213

In aphorism, proverb on 20101213 at 17:39

Who uses not their voice to speak for those who cannot, cedes even their own voice.

An avalanche begins with a single snowflake.

20101124

In aphorism, proverb on 20101124 at 18:56

To justify the use of violence against evil is to embitter honey by adding sugar.

Who is bludgeons with a rock is burdened with a rock.

20101117

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20101117 at 10:18

Short words are always long on feeling.

The art of accepting a compliment is humble denial.

A fool lavishes flattery, the wise bestow compliments.

One’s words are like stones, to be thrown at another or used to build another up.

One’s energy blows like the wind, destructively against a wall or constructively against a windmill.

A windmill rolls with the wind, not against it, and so exploits false opposition to gain true momentum.

Only with friction, does anything gain traction.

《on walls》
May any border, any wall constructed, be made with deliberation and great skill, such that when at last we soften to the wisdom of history and realize the foolishness that is cemented with each mortaring of every brick, we may retain and also preserve a symbol of foolishness overcome, to remind us that a wall should not divide two peoples, but span the divide -so as to join them.

20091106

In aphorism, proverb on 20091106 at 14:19

Who uses force has already lost control.

The cake that falls before it rises will not rise again.

20091022

In aphorism, proverb on 20091022 at 02:07

What prose cannot clarify, is for poetry to mystify.

A legend is known for the life lived; a fool for his death served.

Truths are never wasted on fools.

Who dons a badge submits to a title.

Who fears the enemy, fears himself.

Who uses fear to make an enemy, fears also to face himself.