I often hear that good and bad fortunes merge in the palace, so it’s too early to tell which one has befallen you.
In the Forbidden City, a person is treated worse than a tree.
It’s everyone for himself in this place, so pray for yourself.
When you meet those who like bragging about themselves, don’t hesitate to spit on them!
*brag about 吹嘘
*spit on 向……吐口水
One can’t fight the force that is greater than them just like an egg can't break stone
If I were you, I would humbly wait for the truth coming out, no matter how many people get me wrong and spit on my face.
*get somebody wrong 冤枉某人
Whoever comes to the palace would end up exactly with the same result: no matter how outstanding you are at the beginning, you will eventually become one of the emperor’s numerousconcubines.
*end up with 以……告终
People are good in nature, but they still should learn how to protect themselves.
*in nature 在本性上
A sick cat will always be a sick cat. A loud purr doesn’t make it a tiger.
I am a big believer of the saying "never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you". Those cheap tricks will do you no good but only make you appear more despicable.
*never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you <英谚> 别招惹麻烦
*cheap tricks 低劣的伎俩