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Chinese proverbs


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

Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever.

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.

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

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.

A courtyard common to all will be swept by none.

Those who play the game do not see it as clearly as those who watch.

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.