Self-praise is no recommendation.
A good conscience is a continuous feast.
Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
Look on both sides of the shield.
The fox may grow grey， but never good.
Without entering the tiger\s lair， how can one catch the tiger\s cub?
Dread is produced by a powerlessness.
A hero only appears once the tiger is dead.
One careless move loses the whole game.
He that gapes till he be fed will gape till he be dead.
Blessed is he that expects nothing， for he shall never be disappointed.
He that respects not is not respected.
Dog bark before they bite.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
It is easy to be wise after the event.
Make the best of a bad bargain.
He that makes a thing too fine， breaks it.
He is rich that has few wants.
They brag most who can do least.
1. Dealing with Problems
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them。”―Albert Einstein
“解决问题比提出问题要简单得多。” —— 阿尔伯特·爱因斯坦
Realize that not all movement is progress. When stress and tension and chaos surround you, pause for a moment and relax. The best time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it。
Select a specific challenge, deal with it, and then move calmly and confidently to the next. When you’re being pulled in multiple directions at once, take time to remember what you value most. Focus on what’s most important to you and you’ll naturally direct your greatest energy to the right source。
Life is filled with either problems or possibilities. What you see is what you choose to see. On the surface life can seem tumultuous and perplexing, yet deep inside, where it truly matters, life is what you make of it. Choose to see beyond the problems to the possibilities that await your attention。
2. Happiness and Personal Growth
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness。”―Jonathan Safran Foer
“稳不住幸福，亦躲不过悲伤。” —— 乔纳森·萨弗兰·福尔
Live every day of your life in full. Experience the highs and the lows, the positives and the negatives, and all the moods present between the various extremes. Don’t focus on simply being happy. Focus on living a well-rounded, seasoned life. Focus on achieving completeness. Yes, happiness is part of this completeness, but so is sadness, difficulty, frustration, and failure. And overcoming these latter points supports your personal growth far more than constant happiness。
The feelings of happiness and fulfillment are nice when they happen, and they are needed, but they don’t strengthen you. Instead of asking, “Is this making me happy?” ask, “Is this contributing to my completeness?” If you’re struggling and making progress, the answer is “yes。”
3. Inner Peace
“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace。”―Elizabeth Gilbert“
或许我们自己都不曾察觉，我们内心一直有个恒定平和的自我。” —— 伊丽莎白·吉尔伯特
Inner peace does not depend on external conditions; it’s what remains when you’ve surrendered your ego and your worries. Peace can happen within you at any place and at any time. It’s always there, patiently waiting for you to turn your attention toward it。
Peace of mind arrives the moment you come to peace with what’s on your mind. It happens when you let go of the need to be anywhere but where you are, physically and emotionally. This acceptance of the way things are creates the foundation for inner harmony. The need for something to be different in this moment is nothing more than a worry, and worries simply lead you in circles. Acceptance will bring you back to your peaceful, productive center。
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