Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘when’

20110706

In aphorism, proverb on 20110707 at 01:39

Save a few that go dormant, plants continue to grow until there is no more life left -sometimes in visible spurts of vertical growth, other times in invisible hardiness.

Sometimes it takes a storm to quench a flower’s thirst.

The physical blossoms when the emotional is nourished, not diseased.

Time has the patience of infinity.

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20110414

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20110415 at 03:24

Tis impossible to invest in the future if you are spending on defense in the present.

One is never more aware of being alive than when one is playing dead.

20110402

In haiku, poetry on 20110402 at 13:48

when the sun shines true
blue sky, the clouds, imbue
an image of you.

20110131

In aphorism, chinese, proverb on 20110131 at 13:40

Silence finds the fool absent, the wise present.

Still body, active mind.
Active body, still mind.
身体不动,头脑活动。
身体活动,头脑不动。

True power, honor, respect -are earned only when first given.

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。

20101118

In aphorism, proverb, quote on 20101118 at 16:04

There’s no time like the present to make a memory.

People are like magnets -impotent when disconnected, powerful when connected.

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.

20101027

In aphorism, proverb on 20101027 at 20:30

When an acorn falls, it grows roots.

If you want to lead, remember to support.

20100904

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20100904 at 12:20

Education is priceless, but pay even more dearly for ignorance.

The human race has more in common with itself than it would like to believe: when it hates another, it rejects more so itself; when it loves another, it accepts moreover itself.