Be brave. You can’t be nice all the time because the ones that aren’t nice will take advantage of you. Be brave.

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“Ladrón que roba a ladrón tiene cien años de perdón” es un dicho popular que se usa para justificar una acción incorrecta cuando esta es cometida contra una persona deshonesta. … Otras modalidades de este refrán son “Quien burla al burlador cien días gana de perdón” o “No hay mejor invención que engañar al engañador”.

Este es uno más de las innumerables sentencias que el refranero español ha proporcionado. Se utiliza para disculpar una mala acción, la cual queda justificada al ser comparada con otra mucho más grave, de ahí que se haga la analogía entre ladrones. Wiki.

No se sabe a ciencia cierta en qué momento se originó la expresión tal y como la conocemos hoy en día, aunque sí que hay constancia de que ésta fue evolucionando y cambiando a lo largo de los siglos.

Spanish Language Proverb in English

There are variations on how the same Spanish language proverb is known or expressed. For example, the complete saying Ladrón que roba ladrón… can be expressed as:

1. Ladrón que roba a ladrón, merece el perdón
2. Ladrón que roba a ladrón tiene cien años de perdón
3. El que roba a un ladrón tiene cien años de perdón

All these Spanish sayings, which are also rhymes, literally translates to “a thief who robs a thief, deserves the pardon” or “a thief who robs a thief, deserves a 100 years of pardon.” All proverbs aim to teach something and ladrón que roba ladrón could mean:

• Since a thief causes problems for other people, the person that steals from the thief deserves not to be blamed.
• The blame falls on the original thief.
• Give him a taste of his own medicine.
• What comes around goes around.

But if you are looking for an English equivalent for this particular Spanish idiom, the closest one is “It’s no crime to steal from a thief.”

Revenge and Vengeance

As nouns, the difference between revenge and vengeance is that revenge is any form of personal retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some perceived harm or injustice while vengeance is revenge taken for an insult, injury, or other wrong.

What is the meaning of getting even?

to punish someone who has done something bad to you by doing something equally bad to that person: After she insulted me, all I thought about was how I could get even with her.

What letting go means?

To stop holding or gripping (something or someone) Let go of my hand. He let go of the rope. —often used figuratively You need to let go of the past.

There comes a point in all of our lives where we need to let go. We need to let go of the past: the hurt, unmet expectations, loss, hopes, and dreams. It is a healthy way to move on. We cannot possibly continue to move forward in our own lives if we are constantly holding on to that bar from our past.

If we do not let go, God will not forgive us when we sin against him. When Peter asked Christ “how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me?”, He said, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Therefore, there is no limit to forgiving those that have hurt us.

4 Health Benefits of Forgiving, Forgetting, and Letting Go of Grudges

Forgiveness means less stress. When you hold onto a grudge, your body and mind are stuck dealing with additional stress. …

Letting go lowers your blood pressure. …

Holding on can hurt your heart. …

Saying goodbye to grudges improves sleep.

A few ways you can improve your situational awareness and assure your safety in any circumstance.

Identify Objects Around You. …

Notice Other People. …

Identify Entry and Exit Points. …

Practice Prediction. …

Stay Vigilant. …

Trust Yourself. …

Practice Situational Fighting Techniques.

With that in mind, here are some signs that someone might be lying to you:

People who are lying tend to change their head position quickly. …

Their breathing may also change. …

They tend to stand very still. …

They may repeat words or phrases. …

They may provide too much information. …

They may touch or cover their mouth.

Your best bet is awareness and prevention. Stay on top of it and be ready to defend it. You can’t be nice all the time because the ones that aren’t nice will take advantage of you. Be brave. (EZM)

WE&P by EZorrilla.

Further reading.

How to Recognize the Signs That Someone Is Lying.

By Kendra Cherry Reviewed by Amy Morin, LCSW Updated on March 08, 2020

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