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Do not fear going slow, only fear standing still.
beat swords into ploughs
We widen our views 3 hundred miles by ascending one flight of stairs.
When reaching the great peak (of Mount Tai), we hold all mountains in a single glance.
Friends are as good as their words, they travel a thousand li to keep a rendezvous.
Peaches and plums do not have to talk, the world beats a path to them.
The gentlemen are speedy as a worker and cautious as a speaker.
Until all is over ambition never dies/ Never say die.
The strong pass of the enemy is like a wall of iron, yet with firm strides, we are conquering its summit
My way ahead is long; I see no ending; yet high and low I'll search with my will unbending.
In security, we should never forget the dangers and in times of peace, we should always beware of the potential for chaos.
The ocean never turns away streams, so it becomes wide and deep
The mountain never turns away stones, so it becomes towering and strong.
Help one another, for we are all in the same boat.
Like Weather, one's fortune may change by the evening.
Running a large country is like cooking a small fish.
To worry before the common people worries; to enjoy only after the people can enjoy.
On such a nice spring day, my heart was so heavy with sadness. So I went out sightseeing in the mountain, however, my mind always went back to this day last year when 4 million people on Taiwan cried the same tears of sorrow as Taiwan was ceded
Only when the blood of the native son flows back to his native place will it stop boiling.
What you do not wish upon yourself, extend not to others.
People with virtue must speak out; People who speak are not all virtuous.
Never hesitate to ask a lesser person.
What you know, you know, what you don't know, you don't know. This is knowledge.
True knowledge is when one knows the limitations of one's knowledge.
He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness
Justice for all in the World
When friends gather round from afar do we not rejoice?
Whom lack of fame cannot vex is not he a gentleman?
With strength to lift mountains and spirit to take on the world
Make my home everywhere within the four seas; The world is my home; The world is my oyster
Life is finite, while knowledge is infinite.
Since the dawn of time every one will die, let the history books note my death with loyalty at heart.
All men are brothers
Rise and fall of a nation rests with every one of its citizens
Old horse knows the way
Like burying one's head in the sand (self-deceit)
Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it's a good cat
Without going outside, you may know the whole world
Every child born has innate goodness.
Love at first sight
Mencius' mother moves her home three times to better her son's education
Give me liberty, or give me death!
Seeing it once is better than being told 100 times; A picture is worth ten thousand words
Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned?
Someone who is a clever speaker and maintains a 'too-smiley' face is seldom considered a humane person.
The 300 verses of the Book of Odes can be summed up in a single phrase: 'Don't think in an evil way'.
诗三百, 一言以蔽之, 曰： 「思无邪」。
Govern with the power of virtue
At fifteen my heart was set on learning
at thirty I stood firm
at forty I had no more doubts
at fifty I knew the mandate of heaven
at sixty my ear was obedient
at seventy I could follow my heart's desire without transgressing the norm
Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher.
A good scholar can become an official.
To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.
Don't bother explaining that which has already been done
don't bother criticizing that which is already gone
don't bother blaming that which is already past
Confucius said: "If I can hear the Tao in the morning, in the evening I can die content."
子曰：「朝闻道, 夕死可矣 」
When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him.
When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.
Confucius said: "If you are virtuous, you will not be lonely. You will always have friends."
When three men are walking together, there is one who can be my teacher.
I pick out people's good and follow it. When I see their bad points, I correct them in myself.
People are similar by nature, but through habituation become quite different from each other.
A clear conscience laughs at false accusations.
Clumsy birds have to start flying early
Worse off than some, better off than many
A close mouth catches no flies
No discord, no concord.
Blood is thicker than water.
He who has never been to the great wall is not a true man.
Be there or be square.
Stay out of trouble; let sleeping dogs lie.
Nothing venture, nothing have (gain)
Not pleased by external gains, not saddened by personal losses
The cart will find its way round the hill when it gets there.
Strike while the iron is hot
Man proposes, god disposes
Take advantage of somebody's precarious position
A man of great wisdom often seems slowwitted
A just cause enjoys abundant support while an unjust cause finds little
Constant dripping wears away the stone
Business is business
Every man has a share of responsibilities for the fate of his country
A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near
A creaking door hangs long on its hinges.
Providence does not let down a man who does his best
Sturdy grass withstands high winds; true gold stand the test of fire
Health is better than wealth
He that touches pitch shall be defiled
Experience is the mother of wisdom
Complete sincerity can affect even metal and stone
The friendship of a gentleman is insipid as water
Reading is always profitable
A bad padlock invites a picklock.
Fit the appetite to the dishes and the dress to the figure
The sea of bitterness has no bounds, repeat and the shore is at hand
Easy come easy go
Extreme joy begets sorry
History repeats itself
as long as the green hills last, there'll always be wood to burn
A bit in the morning is better than nothing all day.
Haughtiness invites disaster, humility receives benefit
Every man has the defects of his own virtue
A great teacher produces a brilliant student
Lessons learned from the past can guide one in the future
The cleverest housewife cannot cook a meal without rice
Everything has its time and that time must be watched
Beauty lies in lover's eyes
There is no royal road to learning
A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
Everyman to his taste
If you do not wish anyone to know what you have done, it is better not to have done it in the first place
He who gives no thought to the future is sure to be beset by worries at hand
Look before you leap
Good will be rewarded with good, and evil with evil
A clean hand wants no washing.
Actions speak louder than words
Public opinion is the best judge
Practice makes perfect
Fire and flood has no mercy
Justice has long arms
There is always a way out
A common danger causes common action.
A clear conscience is a soft pillow.
One never goes to the temple for no reason
Custom is a second nature
Hearts which beat in unison are linked
The eye is bigger than the belly
Every profession produces its own leading authority
Live and learn
A cock is valiant on his own dunghill.
In for a penny, in for a pound
A burnt child dreads the fire
A moment's error can bring a lifelong regret
Deal with a man as he deals with you
An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth
More haste, less speed; haste make waste
Know the enemy and know yourself, and you'll fight a hundred battles without defeat.
A contented mind is perpetual feast.
If you work hard enough, you can grind an iron rod into a needle
Confront a person with the danger of death and he will fight to live
A blind man who leans against a wall imagines that it's the boundary of the world.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.
A candle lights others and consumes itself.
A clear conscience is a sure card.
A disease known is half cured.
A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit.
A father is a treasure, a brother is a comfort, but a friend is both.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A fool's bolt may sometimes hit the mark.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A good beginning is half the battle.
A good beginning makes a good ending.
A good example is the best sermon.
A journey of a thousand li begins with a single step.
A leopard cannot change his spots.
Better late than nothing.
A little spark kindles a great fire.
A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
A man may dig his grave with his teeth.
A miss is as good as a mile.
A near friend is better than a far-dwelling kinsman.
A new broom sweeps clean.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A single spark can start a prairie fire.
A stitch in time saves nine.
及时处理 / 亡羊补牢, 为时不晚
A wise man will make tools of what comes to hand.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
小别胜新婚 / 离别情更深 / 眼不見，心更念。
Adversity is a good discipline.
Adversity leads to prosperity.
After a storm comes a calm.
After death, the doctor.
All is not gold that glitters.
All roads lead to Rome.
All shall be well, Jack shall have Jill.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; all play and no work makes Jack a mere boy.
Ambition never dies until there is no way out / until all is over.
Among the blind the one-eyed man is king.
An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
As a man sows, so he shall reap.
Birds of a feather gather together.
Beauty lies in lover's eye.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Don't bite off than you can chew.
Don't count your chicken before they are hatched.
Don't cry over spilled milk.
Don't' judge a book by its cover.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Give sb. A taste (dose) of one's own medicine.
Early sow, early grow.
He is lifeless that is faultless.
History repeats itself.
It takes two to tango.
Jack of all trades and master of none.
Lazy youth, lousy age.
Let bygones be bygones.
Might makes right.
Necessity if the Mother of invention.
No pains, no gains.
Nothing ventured, nothing gain.
One swallow does not a summer make.
Put the carriage before the horse.
Rome wasn't built in a day.
Save the best for the last.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Take not a musket to kill a butterfly.
The optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; the pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
To err is human, to forgive is divine.
Two heads are better than one.
Well begun is half done.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
You are never too old to learn.
活倒老，学到老 / 学无止境。
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.