Chinese Proverbs


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Wedlock is a padlock.

Were I to await perfection, my book would never be finished.

What centenarian has 36,000 days of pleasure?

What exists in the morning we cannot be certain of in the evening; what exists in the evening we cannot calculate upon for the next morning. The fortunes of men are as uncertain as the winds and clouds of heaven.

Wait long, strike fast.

We count our miseries carefully, and accept our blessings without much thought.

Weather varies every hundred miles.

Unjustly-gotten wealth will go unjustly.

Very fond of bragging.

Wait till the Yellow Eiver becomes clear, and how old will you be?

We dare not injure the bodies received from our parents.

Unless we change direction, we are likely to wind up where we are headed.

Like one who has drawn out his muscles.

Waiting for a rabbit to hit upon a tree and be killed in order to catch it.

We earn a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.

Unless you have business never go up to the temple of the Three Precious Ones.

To rub away an iron ink-slab.

Walk along slowly---perhaps you will, that I fear not, but lest you stand still.

We have eyed each other well; now, are we good-looking or not?

Unless you will give him some trifling sum, you can?t get rid of a destitute chum.

Viands have various flavors; what pleases the palate is good.

Want of forbearance causes small offences to become great.

We only see the living punished; who ever saw a ghost wearing a cangue?

Unable either to use or part with.

Unless your friend be your superior, you had better have none; and for a few days observe whether his subsequent greetings equal his first.

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