Thursday 5 March 2009, 1.22pm HKT

1. “The things that made me stronger are the ones that didn’t let me sleep.” (Unknown)

2. “You must experience and accept the extremes. Because if the contrast is lost, you lose appreciation; and when you lose appreciation, you lose the value of everything.” (Philippos)

3. “You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, remember what you had, learn from your mistakes, but never regret, people change, things go wrong, but remember life goes on!” (Unknown)

4. “Never tell your problems to anyone … 20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.” (Lou Holtz)

5. “Never explain yourself. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it.” (Belgicia Howell)

6. “Forgive your enemies, but never, never forget their names.” (John F. Kennedy)

7. “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” (Ann Landers)

8. “Being sad with the right people is better than being happy with the wrong ones.” (Philippos)

9. “Laugh when you can, apologise when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Kiss slowly, play hard, forgive quickly, take chances, give everything and have no regrets. Life’s too short to be anything but happy.” (Unknown)

10. “Always put yourself in the other’s shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person, too.” (Unknown)

11. “Pain never really goes away; you just elevate and get used to it by growing stronger.” (Philippos)

12. “I like to pretend that everything’s alright. Because when everybody else thinks you’re fine, sometimes you forget for a while that you’re not.” (Unknown)

13. “If your problem has a solution … then why worry about it? If your problem doesn’t have solution … then why worry about it?” (Chinese proverb)

(Collections, various sources, 05 March 2009)

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