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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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十年窗下无人问,一举成名天下知

Chinese proverbs

shí
nián
hán
chuāng
rén
wèn,
chěng
míng
tiān
xìà
zhī 
 十
 年
 寒
  窗
 无
 人
 问,
  成
 名
 天

One can study for ten years in obscurity, but as soon as one passes the examination the whole world pays attention.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2009 17:39
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