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秀才不出门,能知天下事

Chinese proverbs

xiù
caí
chū
mén,
néng
zhī
tiān
xià
shì
门,


Without even stepping outside his gate the scholar knows all the wide world's affairs.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 August 2009 14:00
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火要空心,人要虚心

                 Chinese Proberbs

huǒ
yào
kōng
xīn,
rén
yào
xīn
心,

A fire must have space at its center to burn vigorously; a man must be modest to make progress.

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养兵千日,用在一时

Chinese proverbs

yǎng
bīng
qiān
rì,
yòng
zài
shí
日,

 Armies are to be maintained in the course of long years, but to be used in the nick of time.

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人往高处走,水往低处流

Chinese proverbs

rén
wǎng
gāo
chù
zǒu,
shuǐ
wǎng
chù
líu
 人
 高
 处
 走,
 水
 处

Man seeks the heights, while water seeks the lowlands.

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人为财死,鸟为食亡

Chinese proverbs

rén
wéi
cái
sǐ,
niǎo
wéi 
shí
wáng 
 人
 为
 财
死,
 鸟
 为
 食
 亡

Man dies in pursuit of wealth, and birds die in pursuit of food.

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