Apparently, the dragon is a widely recognized symbol of growth, strength and vitality, and is believed to bring strong regenerative powers.
To celebrate the arrival of this powerful animal, I put together a few Chinese proverbs to ponder over.
I believe it’s extremely important to soak up every single drop of inspiration on your journey out of depression. So, let’s open our hearts to these words of Chinese wisdom:
#1 Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.
#2 The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
#3 Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
#4 A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
#5 A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.
#6 Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
#7 He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
#8 When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
#9 Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.
#10 When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy.
#11 Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up.
#12 When we have nothing to worry about we are not doing much, and not doing much supplies us with plenty of future worries.
#13 If you want happiness for an hour; take a nap. If you want happiness for a day; go fishing. If you want happiness for a month; get married. If you want happiness for a year; inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime; help someone else.
#14 Men trip not on mountains, they trip on molehills.
#15 Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
#16 Enough shovels of earth — a mountain. Enough pails of water — a river.
#17 One step at a time is good walking.
Stay strong, remain hopeful and seek inspiration!
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