you must not use wood to put out the fire.

— Bette Lord

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to ask for anything of consequence from friends who cannot refuse is uncivilized.

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In yielding we are like the water, by nature placid, conforming to the hollow of the smallest hand; in time, shaping even the mountains to its will. Thus we keep duty and honor. We cherish clan and civilization. We are Chinese.

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Like most Chinese, I am basically a fatalist - too sophisticated for religion and too superstitious to deny the gods.

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Nothing fruitful ever comes when plants are forced to flower in the wrong season.

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A secret, like a chore, always seems to lead to another, one even more troublesome than the first.

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The young see what they wish to see. The old see what they do not wish.

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Principles have a way of yielding to power.

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What harm is there in dreaming, if it eases pain? What good is reality, if it blots out hope? Can a man's mind be washed without bleaching his soul?

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prophecies do not alter fate, only confirm it.

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If mortals wait until the gods remake the world to their liking to be happy, they are already in hell.

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