大丈夫能屈能伸。
da zhang fu neng qu neng shen

Literally:  A great man(woman)  is both able to bend, and to stretch.”

Colloquial: An able person is both able to bend with adversity, and to grow with opportunity.

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The difference between a Dog and a Husband,
Is that the Dog is glad to see you when you come home.
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“I’d much rather have nothing and now this than to be born with everything and not know how to work,”
– Baron Batch, who rose from poverty to play in the NFL
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BLESSED ARE THE FLEXIBLE,
FOR THEY SHALL NOT GET
BENT OUT OF SHAPE.
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There’s no need to pole vault over mouse turds.
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We are all in this together. Everything is connected.
– Buddhist principle
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Worry, like rust, never sleeps.
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The ONLY Disability In Life
Is A Bad Attitude.
  • Matthew Jeffers, handicapped student whose mother has Stage 4 brain tumor.
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It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting .
– Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity
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You don’t have to respond to Crazy
  • Al-Anon share
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Depression is Anger turned inwards
  • Al-Anon share
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Vision without execution is hallucination.”
― Thomas A. Edison
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“NO is a complete sentence.”
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“It’s healthy to look at your past, but not to stare at it.”
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Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.”
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It’s OK to own the experience, but don’t let it own you.”
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Sometimes the first step to forgiveness…
is realizing that the other person is bat shit crazy.
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What do you call people whom you really love,
but that you need to keep at arm’s length for your sanity?
Family.
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Sometimes you need to put a speed bump in your mouth.
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As Alfred Whitehead has said in another connection, “It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copy-books and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.” 
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We are what we repeatedly do.” – Aristotle
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Life throws you knives. You either catch them with the handle or the blade.
  • Grandma Margaret Hollins
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The only thing you can control in life is your attitude.
  • Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys Coach
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We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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Each of us must have some sort of faith because we can never have perfect knowledge, no matter how much information we accumulate.
  • David Von Drehle
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Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire
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It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up,” – Vince Lombardi
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“My mom didn’t allow video games or TV in the house,” he said. “As a sixth-grade boy, I hated it: My mom was the devil, the worst person ever. As a 21-year-old, I feel that was the best gift my mother could give to me.”
  • Connor McFadden, Stanford football center
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In life, pain is mandatory. Suffering is optional.”
  • Buddhist proverb
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Never tell people your problems. Ninety per cent of them don’t care, and the other ten per cent are glad you have them.”
  • football coach Lou Holtz
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“When you’re screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore, that means they’ve given up on you.”
  • Assistant Football Coach
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“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.”
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“Most People do not listen
with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent
to reply”
– Stephen R. Covey
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Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.”
  • Steven Wright
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A lie will get halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put on its pants.”
– Winston Churchill
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The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it”
  • John Ruskin
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I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
  • Will Rogers
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Genius and stupidity have a lot in common except that stupidity knows no limits.  
  • Albert Einstein
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Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”
  • 19th century German chancellor Otto von Bismarck
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A hashtag does not change anything. It’s a hashtag.”
– Shonda Rhimes – at Dartmouth commencement
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A bagel is no different than a bag of Skittles to your body.”
  • Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of Nutrition Science at Tufts University
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Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes
  • Oscar Wilde
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There’s no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons”
  • Ronald Reagan, 1967
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Coach ’em hard. Hug ’em later.” – Bear Bryant
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 “It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero (106—43 B.C.)
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Your attitude is a choice.”
  • Jake Peavy’s Grandfather
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Your failure to plan ahead does not constitute my emergency .”
  • Old software proverb
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The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
– Henry Ford
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People will sit up and take notice of you if you will sit up and take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice.”
Harry Gordon Selfridge
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Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough. – Teddy Roosevelt
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 “Get action. Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.”  – Teddy Roosevelt
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 ”There is not one among us in whom a devil does not dwell. At some time on some point, that devil masters each of us. It is not having been in the dark house, but having left it that counts.”  – Teddy Roosevelt
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A boat is always safe in the harbor, but that’s not what boats are built for.’  – Teddy Roosevelt
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Crazy is being afraid of failure.
– Nate Boyer, walk-on NFL player
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Everything you want is on the other side of fear,” by George Adair.
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Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth – Mike Tyson.
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You can’t just let the days go by. God only gives you a certain amount of days and you never know how many days that is. I’d be at fault if I let one of the days go by. I can’t and I won’t.”
– Russell Wilson, Seahawks QB
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“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: to reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
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If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” –  economist Herbert Stein
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Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance? – Phyllis Diller
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Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Every failure is practice for a success”
  • Perspective
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The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.” 
Vince Lombardi, Coach – Green Bay Packers
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When it comes to climate change, the essential problem is not industry versus environmentalists, or Republicans against Democrats. It’s people against physics.”
  • Bill McKibben, 350.org
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The ability to fantasize is the ability to survive, and the ability to fantasize is the ability to grow.
  • Ray Bradbury
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Surround yourself with people strong enough to change your mind.
John Wooden
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If you don’t think you can do something, then you are correct – you can’t.
If you think you might be able to do something, you are also correct.
  • Mike Ford, 1980
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It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.” – William Arthur Ward
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We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” – Howard W. Campbell Jr., the doomed protagonist of Vonnegut’s “Mother Night”  
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If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins
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The Marine Corps has a motto that embodies this principle: Pain is weakness leaving the body.”
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No one ever drowned from sweat.
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It’s a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make them simple.
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Pain never killed anyone.
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Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.
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You do not believe what you see, but rather, you see what you already believe.
  •  Johnny Jackson, co-owner of JDPI
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If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today. – Lou Holtz
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The man who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it. – Oscar Wilde
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Everything in moderation, including moderation. – Oscar Wilde
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You’re only young once, but you can be immature all your life.” – Perspective
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When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. -Jacob Riis
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Tough times don’t last; tough people do” – Robert Schuller
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“If you have half a brain and want to live a decent life,” Gregg Popovich said, “you’ve got to move on.”
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“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive…Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?” – Donald Trump
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“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from the old ones.” – John Maynard Keynes
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If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat” John Ortberg
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“Power concedes nothing without a demand.” – Frederick Douglass
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We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” – Ayn Rand
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I curate everything that comes into my brain,” – Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors
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Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but Certainty is absurd. ” – Voltaire
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
—American historian Will Durant, interpreting Aristotle
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The past is never dead, it’s not even past.” – Faulkner