I often hear that in the palace the good things and bad things are closely associated. So, no one knows exactly what will happen.
*…and…are closely associated：…和…息息相关
In the Forbidden City, a person, sometimes, is inferior to a tree.
*be inferior to：不如、比…劣等
In this place, you can rely on nobody but yourself.
When you meet those who like bragging about themselves, don’t hesitate to spit on them!
Just like an ant can't topple a big tree, a person cannot reverse the trend.
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 numerous concubines.
*end up with：以...告终
People are good in nature, but they still should learn how to protect themselves.
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：英文谚语，即“别招惹麻烦”