Chinese Horoscopes: The Ox

Ox 牛: 1937 Fire, 1949 Earth, 1961 Metal, 1973 Water, 1985 Wood, 1997 Fire, 2009 Earth, 2021 Metal 

Ox: This year, efforts in various aspects might fall short of completion. Good planning requires strict execution. Avoid acting rashly; a calm and balanced approach will make handling situations smoother, as uncontrolled emotional outbursts can backfire. Healthwise, the main concern is the digestive system. Early treatment of any issues is advisable but avoid seeking hasty or inappropriate medical interventions.  

“It is important to have setbacks, because that is the reality of life. Perfection doesn't exist.”
Ox Anna Wintour

“What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.”
Ox Mignon McLaughlin

“A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time: pills or stairs.”
Ox Joan Walsh Anglund

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”
Ox Christopher Hitchens

“Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”
Ox Samuel Johnson

“There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.”
Ox Robertson Davies

“It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.”
Ox Walter Lippmann

“The world more often rewards the appearances of merit than merit itself.’
Ox Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.  In practice there is.”
Ox Yogi Berra

“News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.”
Ox Lord Northcliffe

“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it.”
Ox H. L. Hunt

“The first revolution is when you change your mind about how you look at things and see there might be another way to look at it that you have not been shown”
Ox Gil Scott-Heron

“When you go out of your comfort zone and it works, there's nothing more satisfying.”
Ox Kristen Wiig

“A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience.”
Ox Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

“I'm not an inspirational quote kind of person.”
Ox Christine Teigen

“I balance family and career by doing what makes me the happiest! That for me, without question, is putting my family and kids first.”
Ox Bridgette Wilson

“The thing that brings people to wail at a wall, or face Mecca, or to go to church, is a search for that feeling of purity.”
Ox Michael J. Fox

“I think it's so important for really young Asians growing up in America to have those positive images of themselves.”
Ox Yunjin Kim

" Don't get mad. Get everything! "
Ox Ivana Trump

“Life is nutty; anything can happen.”
Ox Paul Shaffer

“There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you've been in the business.”
Ox Oscar De La Hoya

“It gives you the feeling that you are the newest link in a very ancient chain.”
Ox Honor Blackman

" No one is more enslaved than a slave who doesn't think they're enslaved. "
Ox Kate Beckinsale

" I'm the most competitve person you'll ever meet. "
Ox Kaley Cuoco

" Preach always. Use words if necessary. "
Ox Saint Francis of Assisi

“The hallmark of our contemporary culture is an active resistance to difficulty in all its aesthetic manifestations”
Ox Will Self

“When I was younger, I wanted to be older. Now I am older, I am not quite so sure.”
Ox Tom Waits

"History is the key to everything: politics, religion, even fashion." 
Ox Eva Herzigova

"For me, nothing is given."
Ox Pharrell Williams

"You can be strong and true to yourself without being rude or loud." 
Ox Paula Radcliffe

"I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" 
Ox Peter Cook

"Everybody has a problem. Who's better is who fights and how far it goes. This is life." 
Ox Svetlana Kuznetsova

"Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me."
Ox Woody Harrelson

"I grew up in a very academic-oriented household."
Ox Tim Kang

"The key is falling in love with something, anything. If your heart's attached to it, then your mind will be attached to it."
Ox Vera Wang

"Every year, I have to spend another hour working out. Pretty soon I'll be spending eight hours working out just to fit in the costume."
Ox Cassandra Peterson

"Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win."
Ox Nadia Comaneci

"When I'm in shape I have more stamina, which makes me perform better. It's a chain reaction."
Ox Colbie Caillat

"It goes so quickly, you don't realize what has happened. There is no use worrying about what did and didn't happen."
Ox Mariel Zagunis

"I'm kind of comfortable with getting older because it's better than the other option, which is being dead. So I'll take getting older."
Ox George Clooney

"I certainly believe that being in contact with one's spirit and nurturing one's spirit is as important as nurturing one's body and mind. We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit."
Ox Laurence Fishburne

"Then I did one fight scene, and they said it looked good. Because I did it well enough, they've given me more."
Ox Victor Garber

"The more people know about you, the less they can project who you are supposed to be. It's unfortunate that you really only get one shot at that."
Ox Rooney Mara

"No one is more enslaved than a slave who doesn't think they're enslaved."
Ox Kate Beckinsale

"My family is my strength and my weakness."
Ox Aishwarya Rai

"Everyone yells out the phrase as if they'd just come up with the idea, thinking, 'Whoa, isn't that genius? Hey Ralph, wax on, wax off!"
Ox Ralph Macchio

"I want to make the book as real as possible, but I can hardly remember a thing."
Ox Jack Osbourne

"Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."
Ox Gail Sheehy

"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired-you quit when the gorilla is tired."
Ox Robert Strauss

"If one day I get married and have kids, I will probably be one of those men who really care for the family. I will eat at home every day, and help with the chores and take care of the children."
Ox Takeshi Kaneshiro

"We are all capable of infinitely more than we believe. We are stronger and more resourceful than we know, and we can endure much more than we think we can."
Ox David Blaine

"All my aunts and uncles were either split up or fighting all the time. The only healthy relationships I saw were on TV."
Ox George Lopez

"It's all about process to me - as long as it's fun to me, I don't care about the final product."
Ox Amy Sedaris

"Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back."
Ox Paul Erdos

"Just learning to think in another language allows you to see your own culture in a better viewpoint."
Ox Gates McFadden

"I'm not a fatalist. I'm not a religious person. I'm sure there are close calls that we're not even aware of hundreds of times a year."
Ox Seth MacFarlane

"I like to dream, but I like to make things happen."
Ox Heidi Klum

Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin."
Ox Herman Hesse

The more you understand something, I think the more you can enjoy it."
Ox Ricky Gervais

"I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything."
Ox Michael Phelps

"Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.  That, or a kick-ass red lipstick."
Ox Gwyneth Paltrow

"Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance."
Ox Sam Brown

"Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy."
Ox George Carlin

"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow."
Ox Charles Hendrickson Brower

"If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything."
Ox Claude McKay

"We are the change that we seek."
Ox Barack Obama

"So profound was my non-productivity that a nearby Buddhist monk was embarrassingly upstaged."
Ox Patrick Rothfuss

"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
Ox Muriel Rukeyser

"Doing nothing is very hard to do. You never know when you're finished."
Ox Leslie Nielson

"I don't want to hurt anybody or be offensive. But I don't want to not be me."
Ox Melanie

"Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge."
Ox Dante Alighieri

"I've always had confidence. It came because I have lots of initiative. I wanted to make something of myself."
Ox Eddie Murphy

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."
Ox Robert F. Kennedy

"I alone, as the sharer of their way of life, presented a replica of childhood."
Ox Neal Cassady

"A prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding."
Ox Niccolo Machiavelli

"To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power."
Ox Jane Fonda

"It takes two to speak truth - one to speak, and another to hear."
Ox Henry David Thoreau

"Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day."
Ox Albert Camus

"Start early and begin raising the bar throughout the day."
Ox Bruce Jenner

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Ox Margaret Mead

"Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing."
Ox Walt Kell

"In a democracy, the public has a right to know not only what the government decides, but why and by what process."
Ox Gerald Ford"

I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends…They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights!"
Ox Warren Harding

"The 'what should be' never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no 'what should be,' there is only what is."
Ox Lenny Bruce

"Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity."
Ox Arnold Toynbee

"I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious."
Ox Vince Lombardi

"'Tis by no means the least of life's rules: To let things alone."
Ox Baltasar Gracian

"A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people."
Ox Frederick Douglass

"Concern with existence needs no possession. Comprehending the void does not wait upon reason."
Ox Liu Zongyuan

"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave."
Ox Mary Tyler Moore

"The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction."
Ox Jawaharlal Nehru

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without."
Ox Ernest Hemingway

"A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring."
Ox Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Style can make complicated things seem simple, or simple things complicated."
Ox Jean Cocteau

"I decided to box my way out of the ghetto."
Ox Larry Holmes

"Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: Are you ready?"
Ox Johnny Carson

"People who speak in metaphors should shampoo my crotch."
Ox Jack Nicholson

"Truth is on the side of the oppressed."
Ox Malcolm X

"One of my greatest pleasures is overcoming obstacles, mastering a piece of music, conquering parts of my own personality."
Ox Anthony Hopkins

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."
Ox Colin Powell

"Life becomes more precious when there's less of it to waste."
Ox Bonnie Raitt

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Ox Vincent Van Gogh

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."
Ox Charlie Chaplin

"There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past."
Ox George Carlin

"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you are doing is work or play."
Ox Warren Beatty

"Crafts make us feel rooted, give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history. Our ancestors used to create these crafts out of necessity, and now we do them for fun, to make money and to express ourselves."
Ox Phyllis George

We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public."
Ox Walt Disney

"We simply cannot afford to leave China forever outside the family of nations, there to nurture its fantasies, cherish its hates, and threaten its neighbors."
Ox Richard Nixon