Chinese Horoscopes: The Rat

Rat ιΌ : 1936 Fire, 1948 Earth, 1960 Metal, 1972 Water, 1984 Wood, 1996 Fire, 2008 Earth, 2020 Metal

This year is full of emotions, including socializing and entertaining. But if your get into verbal disputes, you lose more than you gain. In dealing with others, you must be patient, tolerant and have a big heart. To avoid disasters, you must understand the principle that sometimes gain comes from losing. Smart Rats should be good at using their observation skills, avoiding villains before they get too close, and ending unnecessary wastes of time. The goal of this year is not to seek meritorious service, but to seek no faults. Good emotions and friendships take time to test and develop. Beware of body injury.

“Science is the knowledge of consequences, and dependence of one fact upon another.”
Rat Thomas Hobbes

“Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”
Rat Nido R Qubein

“The key question to keep asking is, ‘Are you spending your time on the right things?’  Because time is all you have.”
Rat Randy Pausch

“Trust is earned, respect is given, and loyalty is demonstrated.  Betrayal of any one of those is to lose all three.”
Rat Ziad K. Abdelnour

“The more you know, the more you can create.  There's no end to imagination in the kitchen.”
Rat Julia Child

“Our definition of a weakness is anything that gets in the way of excellent performance.”
Rat Donald O. Clifton

“Art is the act of navigating without a map.”
Rat Seth Godin

“Until you value yourself, you won't value your time.  Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”
Rat M. Scott Peck

“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than fifty preaching it.”
Rat Knute Rockne

"I always gravitate towards things that are not beautiful, but broken and weird and fascinating."
Rat Kate McKinnon

“Remember that we are all human beings trying to do what we love to do”
Rat Zendaya

“The man who doesn't want anything is invincible.”
Rat Antonio Banderas

“We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Rat John W. Gardner

“I tried to kickbox once right after I had my first baby, and I was so miserable; it was so hard.  And I went home, and I passed out for three hours because it's so hard.”
Rat Leslie Mann

“We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.”
Rat Wernher von Braun

“Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.”
Rat Thomas Hardy

“Models are to be used, not believed.”
Rat Henri Theil

“I'm finally locked into the now, and it's great.”
Rat Rick James

“I love anything that gets me outside of my own head.”
Rat Lewis Black

“Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”
Rat Leo Buscaglia

"If you coukd cross a lion and a monkey, that's what I'd be, because monkeys are funny and lions are strong "
Rat Marlon Wayans

"Be creative, have a good time and be yourself"
Rat Emily Beecham

“I feel that one of the most important lessons that can be learned is that what we "see" may be different than what is actually in front of us.”
Rat Marc Singer

“What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind.”
Rat Natalie Goldberg

"Nobody is a villian in their own story. We're all the heroes of our own stories. "
Rat George R. R. Martin

" Everybody should have a hobby that could kill you. "
Rat Neil Gamain

"I just feel that the only power I have is setting a good example"
Rat Geri Halliwell

"I'm fearless, I don't complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on." 
Rat Sophia Vergara

"Mistakes are part of the game.  It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player." 
Rat Alice Cooper

"In the country, people are kind. In the city, people are hard an' cold, like the concrete and steel." 
Rat Jimmy Cliff

"I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil." 
Rat Truman Capote

"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." 
Rat Jimmy Carter

"The best advice that was given to me was that I had to be 10 times smarter, braver and more polite to be equal. So I did." 
Rat Samuel L. Jackson

"I went through a lot of battles in high school."
Rat LeBron James

"Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important."
Rat Dwayne Johnson

"I would rather just do the things I want to do."
Rat Stanley Tucci

"Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body."
Rat Lynn Jennings

"Make time to play games with your friends and family, because it's surprisingly heartbreaking to wipe a thin layer of dust off a game you love, before you put it back on the shelf because the real world is calling you."
Rat Wil Wheaton

"Make time to play games with your friends and family, because it's surprisingly heartbreaking to wipe a thin layer of dust off a game you love, before you put it back on the shelf because the real world is calling you."
Rat Wil Wheaton

"Jackie come to me and says, 'We gonna do a fight scene.' I said 'What?' He says 'We got to do a fight scene in the next scene. I have to teach you.' I say 'How you gonna teach me in three seconds?"
Rat Chris Tucker

"I want to keep giving back to the community for as long as I live."
Rat Ryan Lochte

"I'm very comfortable with my sexuality, my body, my face - well, sometimes I'm not comfortable with my face, but it's stuck there and there's nothing I can do about it."
Rat Scarlett Johansson

"Some people see me as an action director, but action is not the only thing in my movies. I always like to show human nature - something deep inside the heart."
Rat John Woo

"Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists, human rights activists, it`s all the same."
Rat Daryl Hannah

"I am a soldier. I live a soldier's life when I'm working. That`s how it feels to me, except I've got a slightly greater chance of survival."
Rat Tilda Swinton

"The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps."
Rat Benjamin Disraeli

"If you follow your heart, if you listen to your gut, and if you extend your hand to help another, not for any agenda, but for the sake of humanity, you are going to find the truth."
Rat Erin Brockovich

"You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks."
Rat Cameron Diaz

"The power of prayer should not be underestimated."
Rat Kelly Chen

"Change is such hard work."
Rat Billy Crystal

"True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts."
Rat Mia Hamm

"One of the things Sue Sylvester is - she’s a warrior. She’s always looking for a fight, and I go through stuff like that."
Rat Jane Lynch

"The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first."
Rat Steven Tyler

"Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it."
Rat Mia Hamm

"For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap."
Rat Richard Cobden

"The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers."
Rat James Arthur Baldwin

"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty."
Rat Doris Day

"Life is like a movie-since there aren't any commercial breaks, you have to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of it."
Rat Garry Trudeau

"It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition."
Rat Bono

"If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?"
Rat Stevie Nicks

"Honesty is very sexy."
Rat Valerie Bertinelli

"I think that if you love something so much you have to do it."
Rat Ashlee Simpson

"Optimism doesn't wait on facts.  It deals with prospects.  Pessimism is a waste of time."
Rat Norman Cousins

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
Rat Diane Ackerman

"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival."
Rat W. Edwards Deming

"Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life."
Rat Herbert Henry Asquith

"The well of true wit is truth itself."
Rat George Meredith

"We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves."
Rat John McCain

"The only thing an artist has to remember is to never lose faith in his vision."
Rat James Lee Burke

"The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind."
Rat May Sarton

"Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives."
Rat Maurice Chevalier

"He makes a beast of himself to get rid of the pain of being a man."
Rat Ralph Steadman

"Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot."
Rat Clarence Thomas

"It's nice to be important, but it's important to always be nice."
Rat Alyssa Milano

"I don't care what I am on the outside. It isn't about the outside."
Rat Donna Summer

"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
Rat John Cage

"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life"
Rat Terry Pratchett

"Never rest on your oars as a boss. If you do, the whole company starts sinking"
Rat Lee Iacocca

"The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great, and they know I know it."
Rat Clark Gable

"In all respects, culturally, politically, socially, we must re-define ourselves and our lives, in our own terms."
Rat Max Roach

"You should never have your best trousers on when you turn out to fight for freedom and truth. "
Rat Henrik Ibsen

"Originality is going back to origins."
Rat Antoni Gaudi

"I am who I am, and if you don't take the time to learn about that, then your perception is going to be your problem."
Rat Jim Brown

"Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish."
Rat Charles Caleb Colton

"The thoughtful soul to solitude retires."
Rat Omar Khayyam

"I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself? Why do I have to stop?"
Rat John Belushi

"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."
Rat Hal Borland

"It doesn't matter how old you are, if you're a jock, you still think you have three plays in you."
Rat Burt Reynold

"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
Rat Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"It doesn't matter how old you are, if you're a jock, you still think you have three plays in you."
Rat Burt Reynold

"Fashions fade - style is eternal."
Rat Yves Saint Lauren

"Even should one zealously strive to learn the Way, that very striving will make one’s error more"
Rat Bai Juyi

"Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism."
Rat George Moore

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him."
Rat Pablo Casals

"I thought always, with the age all become lighter. But life becomes ever more complicated and more stressful."
Rat Ursula Andress

"Any man who looks like a sissy while dancing is just a lousy dancer."
Rat Gene Kelly

"The first duty of the revolutionary is to get away with it."
Rat Abbey Hoffman

"No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
Rat Al Gore

"If ya ain't got it in ya, ya can't blow it out."
Rat Louis Armstrong

"The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer."
Rat John Madden

"If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow."
Rat Woody Guthrie

"Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again."
Rat Rosa Parks

"We can't all be lion tamers."
Rat T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia)

"This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain."
Rat Shaquille O'Neil

"I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity."
Rat Emile Zola

"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles."
Rat Jimmy Carter

"It's the hardest thing in the world to accept a 'little' success and leave it that way."
Rat Marlon Brando

"But a man who doesn't dream is like a man who doesn't sweat. He stores up a lot of poison."
Rat Truman Capote

"Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it."
Rat George Foreman

"So my wandering among the sciences, far from freeing me from my despair, only strengthened it."
Rat Leo Tolstoy
"When valour preys on reason, It eats the sword it fights with."
Rat William Shakespeare

"To err is nature, to rectify error is glory."
Rat George Washington

"I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them."
Rat George Bush

"I've been an evangelist on the subject. Both of my Kung Fu series on television were infomercials for the art."
Rat David Carradine

"I am the Fred Astaire of karate."
Rat Jean-Claude Van Damme