Chinese Proverbs


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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 grow rich by one?s own sole endeavors.

To guess a superior man?s mind by a mean man?s heart.

To have a black heart. (an evil person)

To have friends coming in from afar, how delightful!

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 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 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 entice a sheep into a drove of tigers.

To excuse a murderer is abhorrent to reason.

To dam water with sand.

To deceive the good and fear the bad.

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