Category Archives: CHALLENGE

When elephants fight the grass (reeds) gets hurt. (English)

Wapiganapo tembo nyasi huumia. (Swahili)

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“Elephant, beyond the fact that their size and conformation are aesthetically more suited to the treading of this earth than our angular informity, have an average intelligence comparable to our own. Of course they are less agile and physically less adaptable than ourselves — nature having developed their bodies in one direction and their brains in another, while human beings, on the other hand, drew from Mr. Darwin’s lottery of evolution both the winning ticket and the stub to match it. This, I suppose, is why we are so wonderful and can make movies and electric razors and wireless sets — and guns with which to shoot the elephant, the hare, clay pigeons, and each other.”

― Beryl Markham, West with the Night

The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse. ― Carlos Castaneda

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“In order to have faith in his own path, a warrior does not need to prove that someone else’s path is wrong.”

― Paulo Coelho, Life: Selected Quotations

We make messes of our lives, but every now and then, we manage to do something that’s exactly right. The challenge is figuring out which is which.

― Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

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“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.”

― William Arthur Ward