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Chinese Proverbs: A word from within

Chinese proverbs and four and more characters in idioms are developed from the formulaic or social dialect, saying, expression and historical story in Chinese. Some proverbs are literary, that is, from a written source


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 Chinese Proverbs 1
Man who run behind car get exhausted.

An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.

Man with one chopstick go hungry.

Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.
 Chinese Proverbs 2
War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left.

Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.

Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs.

 Chinese Proverbs 3
A crane standing amidst a flock of chickens.

A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.

Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger but a heart as soft as tofu

If you have never done anything evil, you should not be worrying about devils to knock at your door.