This refers to a little list that has been hanging around Mum's home for all of my life, it ties strongly in with her Buddhist beliefs. However I do believe it has value to anyone, even if they are Non-Buddhist or even Non-religious for that matter. Until my English was at a decent level and when I could also actually read some of the Chinese characters, I really never valued it myself. However nowadays, I find it rather inspiring and thought I'd share it with anyone bothered to read.
And yes, the English translations are below the Chinese characters.
Life's greatest enemy is oneself.
Life's greatest failure is arrogance.
Life's greatest deception is ignorance.
Life's greatest sorrow is envy.
Life's greatest error is abandoning oneself.
Life's greatest sin is to deceive oneself.
Life's greatest pitiable disposition is self-pity.
Life's greatest admiration is the choice to move on.
Life's greatest insolvency is despair.
Life's greatest wealth is good health.
Life's greatest liability is a debt of human sympathy.
Life's greatest gift is forgiveness
Life's greatest imperfection is melancholy wisdom.
Life's greatest gratification is give to charity.
I hope treasure it as much as I have, this might be made up of simple words (though I still had to look a few up in the dictionary, Chinese that is :-P) but I believe they offer great value and insight.