Thursday, June 14, 2007

Chinese Proverbs

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

"Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself."

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials."

"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."

"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."

"The palest ink is better than the best memory."

"A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark."

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."

"Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet."

"When you drink the water, remember the spring."

"If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him."


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