Category Archives: AMBITION

Monkey talks, monkey listens. Persons who think alike will understand one another.

Five little monkeys sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and…SNAP!

Four little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Three little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Two little monkeys sitting in a tree…

One little monkey sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and….SNAP!
And away swims Mr. Crocodile as full as he can be!0 siamlandofwhitee00bacoiala_0225

Ukila na timsaha, hutapata nyingi raha.   
If you want to eat with the crocodile, you will not have much pleasure 
Do not be too ambitious; stay with your own people.
Timsaha [dialect], mamba, ngwena:  crocodile.

http://swahiliproverbs.afrst.illinois.edu/ambition.html

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Most wars are started by well-fed people with time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions, and to nurse real or imagined grievances.

~Thomas Sowell

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Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer, From Chaos to Coherence

Intuition does not always appear as the ingenious breakthrough or something grandiose. Intuitive thoughts, feelings, and solutions often manifest themselves as good old common sense. Common sense is efficient.

Seperti katak di bawah tempurung – Like frog underneath coconut shell.

Meaning: A frog which leaves under a cocunut shell will think that the shell is the world.  So, one who is like the frog will have no knowledge of
things/events/places outside his ‘world’.  He refuses to venture out into the world-he remains ignorant but is happy with it.

http://cogweb.ucla.edu/Discourse/Proverbs/Miscellaneous.html

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“He who plants a coconut tree plants food and drink, vessels and clothing, a home for himself and a heritage for his children”

South Seas saying

http://www.coconutrepublic.org/quotable_notables.php

The aim of literature … is the creation of a strange object covered with fur which breaks your heart.”

― Donald Barthelme, Come Back, Dr. Caligari

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Fragments of fox fur, sewn together, will make a robe.

Chinese

http://www.oocities.org/yangyangetje/proverb.html

Even if your words are a lie, your eyes always tell the truth.

Libby Saumur.

http://www.midnightangel308.com/eye_quote.htm

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It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and Other Addresses

 

 

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

– Robert A. Heinlein

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“Take for instance a man driven to incessant work by a sense of deep insecurity and loneliness; or another one driven by ambition, or greed for money. In all these cases the person is the slave of a passion, and his activity is in reality a “passivity” because he is driven; he is the sufferer, not the “actor”. On the other hand a man sitting quiet and contemplating, with no purpose or aim except that of experiencing himself and his oneness with the world, is considered to be “passive”, because he is not “doing” anything. In reality, this attitude of concentrated meditation is the highest activity there is, an activity of the soul, which is possible only under the condition of inner freedom and independence”
― Erich Fromm

Get driven into your ambition, pursue your goals passionately and you will see your dreams come alive.

― Dr Roopleen

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” Among those who stand, do not sit; among those who sit, do not stand. Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh.”