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Jul 05 2012

Fortune cookie wisdom part III

I should probably take it as a sign that I eat too much takeaway Asian food, but it’s time for yet another chapter of fortune cookie wisdom. Before reading these ones, make sure that you check out part I, and part II. I don’t know that these ones are my favourites, but I only add them to the Z-Issue if they are at least good ones. If you think that there are a lot of them (especially considering the other two posts), then you should see all of them that don’t make the cut. ;)

  • Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
  • If you wish to see the best in others, show the best of yourself.
  • Before you wonder “Am I doing things right,” ask “Am I doing the right things?”
  • Constant grinding can turn an iron rod into a needle.
  • A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
  • You always have the right answers; they just sometimes ask the wrong questions.
  • If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
  • When you feel defensive, examine what you fear.

I think that I put them in order with the ones that I like the most toward the bottom of the list. I especially like the last two. The last one reminds me of the Latin proverb “Damnant quod non intellegunt,” which roughly translates to “they condemn [damn] what they don’t understand,” but was made more famous by Andrew Smith saying “people fear what they don’t understand.”

Which ones do you like?

Cheers,
Zach

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