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天下兴亡,匹夫有责

 Chinese proverbs

tiān
xià
xīng
wáng,
yǒu
亡,

Everyone is responsible for the rise and fall of his country.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 August 2009 09:46
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明知山有虎,偏向虎山行

Chinese proverbs

míng
zhī
shān
yǒu
hǔ,
piān
xiàng
shān
xíng
虎,

Although knowing that tigers reside in the mountain, one still insists on walking up there.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:55
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宁为玉碎,不为瓦全

Chinese proverbs

nìng
wéi
suì,
wèi
quán
碎,

Better to be a shard of jade than a whole tile.

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平时不烧香,临时抱佛脚

                         Chinese Proverbs

píng
shí
shāo
xiāng,
lín
shí
bào
jiǎo
香,

       Never burning incense when all is well, but clasping Buddha’s feet in an emergency.

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十年树木,百年树人

Chinese proverbs

shí
nián 
shù
mù,
bǎi
nían
shù
rén
 木,

It takes ten years to grow a tree, but a hundred years to bring up a generation of good men.

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