You have your whole life ahead of you. Be smart. Study hard and be independent. I'm afraid the chances of your getting a dowry are slim. You must rely on yourself. No matter what else people may steal from you, they will never be able to take away your knowledge. The world is changing. You must make your own life outside this home.

— Adeline Yen Mah

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Revenge is not worthy of you. If you concentrate on revenge, you will keep those wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed.


I read because I have to. It drives everything else from my mind. It lets me escape to find other world.


You may be right in believing that if you study hard, one day you might become fluent in English. But you will still look Chinese, and when people meet you, they’ll see a Chinese girl no matter how well you speak English. You’ll always be expected to know Chinese, and if you don’t, I’m afraid they will not respect you as much.


People with yuan fen are destined to like one another;

Friendship develops even if a thousand miles apart. But should yuan fen be absent between two individuals, They will remain strangers despite sitting face-to-face


The future belongs to you. Should anyone insult you, tell yourself this: I am a child of destiny who will unite East and West and change the world.


Transcend your abuse and transform it into a source of courage, creativity and compassion.


Suen Le! (it means, "Let it be.


But you can vanquish the demons only when you yourself are convinced of your own worth.


Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.


At the age of three my grand aunt proclaimed her independence by categorically refusing to have her feet bound, resolutely tearing off the bandages as fast as they were applied.


Keep in mind that whenever you are in a crisis, you are in the midst of danger as well as opportunity.


Don't trust anyone. Be a cold fish. I hurt no one. And no one can hurt me.


About Adeline Yen Mah

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday October 16
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