"What one is fated to have in life one will have; what one is not fated to have, there is no point in pressing for."
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"Though someone is just sitting at home, misfortune can descend on him from Heaven above."
"Who lives among wolves has to howl with them."
"Vanity--has brought more virtues to an untimely end than any other vice."
"Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity."
"One's own shit doesn't smell."
"If murder is forgiven, Heaven will find it hard to bear."
"Those who steal have guilty hearts."
"Conscience is the heart of Heaven."
"Do not count on much from the future, nor trouble your mind about the past."
"Just as a mirror may be used to reflect images, so ancient events may be used to understand the present."
"Heroes create circumstances; circumstances create heroes."
"Troubled times produce heroes."
"To understand the present, examine the past; without the past, there would be no present."
"Save your poems for those who can understand them."
"Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide to the future."
"Only after one has tasted the bitterest of bitterness can one be a superior person."
"A good doctor does not treat himself."
"As fire refines gold, so suffering refines virtue."
"Without trials and tribulations, no one can become a Buddha."
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