Wednesday, January 09, 2008

When You Want Something But Can't Have It...

.:Just A Few Quotes That Swarmed Me For The Day...:.

Ah, yes. The power of the sourgrapes.

From a poem by Klaus J. Gerken:

It always comes down to this
The woman seated in the corner of a restaurant
with another man
is always the woman that you want
but cannot have.

Jealousy is a terrible affliction.
A poem may speak of love
but jealousy writes it.

From Ecclesiastes 6:7-9 in the Bible:

7 All man's efforts are for his mouth,
yet his appetite is never satisfied.

8 What advantage has a wise man
over a fool?
What does a poor man gain
by knowing how to conduct himself before others?

9 Better what the eye sees
than the roving of the appetite.
This too is meaningless,
a chasing after the wind.

And of course, one of my favorites, from Law 36 of the 48 Laws of Power:

"Disdain Things You Cannot Have: Ignoring Them Is The Best Revenge"

By acknowledging a petty problem you give it existence and credibility. The more attention you pay an enemy, the stronger you make him; and a small mistake is often worse and more visible when you try to fixit. It is sometimes best to leave things alone. If there is something you want but cannot have, show contempt for it. The less interest you reveal, the more superior you seem.

It's inevitable that one would encounter obstacles along the way, and let's face it, you can't get everything you want.

Sometimes, there is no better option than to simply sourgrape, lest instead of being sour, you find yourself being bitter.

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