Fortune cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States and some other countries, but are absent in China. The exact origin of fortune cookies is unclear, though various immigrant groups in California claim to have popularized them in the early 20th century, basing their recipe on a traditional Japanese cracker. Fortune cookies have been summarized as being “introduced by the Japanese, popularized by the Chinese, but ultimately … consumed by Americans.”
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.
Your road to glory will be rocky, but fulfilling.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Patience is your alley at the moment. Don’t worry!
Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
Don’t worry about money. The best things in life are free.
Don’t pursue happiness – create it.
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it.
Nothing is so much to be feared as fear.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
The real kindness comes from within you.
A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built.
You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.
If you want the rainbow, you have to tolerate the rain.
Fear is interest paid on a debt you may not owe.
Hardly anyone knows how much is gained by ignoring the future.
The wise man is the one that makes you think that he is dumb.