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明知山有虎,偏向虎山行
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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
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nìng
wéi
suì,
wèi
quán
碎,

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

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贫居闹市无人问,富在深山有远亲
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pín
nào
shì
rén
wèn,
zài
shēn
shān
yǒu
yuǎn
qīn
 无
 问,

If you are poor, even if you live in a crowed city you will be alone. But if you are rich, even if you live in uninhabited mountains the most distant relatives will flock to you. 

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 14:03
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平生不做亏心事,半夜敲门心不惊
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píng
shēng
zuò
kuī
xīn
shì,
bàn
qiāo
mén
xīn
bù 
jīng
 平
 做
 事,
 敲

A clear conscience sleeps even through thunder.

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平时不烧香,临时抱佛脚
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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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千军易得,一将难求
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qiān
jūn
dé,
jiàng
nán
qiú
  得,

It is easy to find a thousand soldiers, but hard to find a good general.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 14:15
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