Fortune cookie wisdom

I got some fortune cookies the other day that had some interesting sayings in them.

If you chase one rabbit, you may catch it; if you chase two rabbits, both will escape.

To know a person’s real wealth, ask how happy they are.

The Chinese symbol for a “riches” is two pigs under one roof; the symbol for “trouble” is two wives under one roof.

What good fortune cookie lessons or sayings have you found?


A few weeks ago before I left for my vacation I got this fortune in my fortune cookie:

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you are willing to lose sight of shore.”

I kept it It made me feel that everything would go well with my trip which it did.



I was amused last week when my 92 year old mother came home from an outing that included a trip to the doctor (annual physical) and a stop at Panda Express for her favorite Chinese food. The doctor had told her she was diabetic and needed to take more care with her diet, but her fortune cookie said, “You have many years of life and good health in front of you!” So she dove into her dinner and then relished her rich, sugary dessert. At 92 you get to choose who to believe!


Don’t pursue happiness – create it.

All things are difficult before they are easy.

A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built.


Live like you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip !


when you read a fortune cookie, say it out loud and when your done reading it say out loud in the bedroom,

“That wasn’t chicken you just ate”


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.


…a rising tide raises all ships…

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Many years ago Johnny Carson had George Burns on as a guest. George was close to 100 years old at the time. Johnny asked George what his doctors thought of George’s five cigars and two martini a day habit. George replied, “I don’t know, they’re all dead.”


Every wise man started out by asking many questions.

Expect much of yourself and little of others.

Failure is the path of least persistence.

No one can walk backwards into the future.


This fortune cookie gave me advice for life AND for poker:

Do not mistake temptation for opportunity.


I once met a man who had a dollar. I, too, had a dollar.
We exchanged dollars. We each still had one dollar.
I once met a man who had an idea. I, too, had an idea.
We exchanged ideas. Now, we both had two ideas.


That must have been a really BIG cookie!


Some men dream of fortunes, others dream of cookies.


Here’s a quote I found interesting.
“Have a great day unless you have other plans.”


Hahahah! Good one! Welcome back, NadaV!

Never wear your best pants when you go to fight for freedom (or play poker with a real shark!).

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You will receive a fortune cookie.

Ron -

You must eat in a high class Chinese restaurant. The fortune cookies I get are either unintelligible or seem to be written by someone who is very tired of his job. And, not to nitpick, but strictly for your edification, I believe that the Chinese ideogram for trouble is two women under one roof, not two wives.



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