Chinese Proverbs


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To his books a teacher must ever adhere.

To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.

To get a gift,----make a proper return,----and still feel dissatisfied.

To get on without capital is like picking up a grain and opening a mill.

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.

To go beyond is as bad as to fall short.

To grasp at gain regardless of suffering inflicted on others. Lit.: To gouge out another?s eye fearless of blinding him.

To extract sweetness from what is bitter.

To feed and clothe one?s-self without ever recognizing the trouble our food has cost the ox,----our clothes the weaver.

To fell a tree to catch a blackbird.

To fight the wall after the thieves have gone.

To fill up a well with snow.

To fix up ornamental wild beast?s heads on the roof of a thatched cottage.

To flit and forget to take one?s wife.

To forget one's ancestor's is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root.

To entice a sheep into a drove of tigers.

To excuse a murderer is abhorrent to reason.

To drag for the reflected moon in the water.

To draw the big net out of a water-butt.

To drop into water to grasp the foam.

To drop the bricks one is carrying, on one?s own foot.

To dupe one?s self.

To dwell in peace is happiness.

To conduct a blind man over a bridge.

To confounded distinctions.

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