Never Be Defeated by the Eight Winds

It’s no exaggeration to say that refusing to be defeated is the most important key to victory in life.

Worthy [wise] persons deserve to be called so because they are not carried away by the eight winds: prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, and pleasure. They are neither elated by prosperity nor grieved by decline. The heavenly gods will surely protect one who is unbending before the eight winds. (“The Eight Winds,” The

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