Learn to say no as if you hand someone the moon.
Say no to your kids if they’d hurt themselves or their relations with others.
Mutually setting limits with children makes them feel loved.
Pull your kids with one hand closer, push them away with the other.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Pessimist advice can save lives.
Don’t do unto others what you don’t want others to do to you.
Less permissiveness can give a much better democracy.
Notice red flags about someone to prevent abuse and worse.
Crying heals and helps us to set new, more fitting goals.
Hopelessness and depression can help us prioritize healing old hurts.
Contemplating a bad reality can fuel positive, protective action.
Being strict in one area always brings mildness in another area.
Don’t discard anyone. The wicked can suddenly turn saints.
Pending death or disaster can push us finally (!) to improve.
Privately sharing your concerns with another can improve the relationship.
Publicizing something really bad can be the only way to improve it.
Too nice to the cruel works out as too cruel to the nice.
Discomfort can motivate us to be humble, work hard, and be generous.
Terrible memories may help our empathy with others in the dump.
Who’s perfect cannot personally improve.
In a perfect world, there are no meaningful goals to work for.
Life is standing on a down escalator. Passivity gives deterioration.
Working hard builds strength, resilience, and character.
A bit of sour makes the sweet more palatably, and a bit of sweet the sour.
Appreciating only what you have makes you satisfied and happy.
Feeling good is a malicious goal. It is benign as a side effect of our actions.
Sternness can create space for mercy.
There is wiggle room in Don’t be so sure it won’t happen.
Learn from everyone. From villains, we can learn what not to do.
Even prostitutes can say no, so the more so you can.
Never say never.
A No can be the starting point of negotiations.
When a woman says no, she typically means no.
Tell everyone that you won’t tell anyone you fainted in the supermarket.
No one is perfect means that you don’t need to be a perfectionist.
Less is more.
Carefree brainstorming may give the best ideas.
Silence is golden.
Don’t just do something. Just sit there.
Sometimes, it’s best to cut your losses.
There’s no failure like having missed the plane that crashed.
Only breadcrumbs are bread too.
If you don’t know how to give, you don’t know how to have.
Mistakes are the best teachers.
Fighting a setback can make you end up better than without it.
No setback can ever prove that now all is lost.
Exclusivity can make what you have better.
Pain and fear can warn you and save your life.
Without suffering, no humor, no healing.