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Chinese Proverb 
 
Distance tests the endurance of a horse; time reveals a man's character. 
Only time and effort brings proficiency 
Failure is the mother of success. 
One who would pick the roses must bear with thorns 
Do not wait until you're thirsty to dig a well 
Wait long, strike fast. 
Kill the chicken to frighten the monkey 
Do not lift a rock only to drop it on your own foot 
Crows are black the world over. 
Wise men may not be learned; learned men may not be wise. 
Do not be concerned with things outside your door. 
A single beam cannot support a great house. 
Make the cap fit the head. 
Do not kill the hen for her eggs. 
Better to bend in the wind than to break. 
Dangerous enemies will meet again in narrow streets. 
Harsh words and poor reasoning never settle anything. 
Fortune has a fickle heart and a short memory. 
One sings, all follow. 
Sow melon, reap melon; sow beans, reap beans. 
Change the skin, wash the heart 
A good friend shields you from the storm 
The old horse will know the way 
Learning is like the horizon; there is no limit. 
Cowards have dreams, brave men have visions 
It does not matter if the cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice. 
If one eats less one will taste more. 
A single tree cannot make a forest 
Wisdom is attained by learning when to hold one's tongue. 
Eloquence provides only persuasion, but truth buys loyalty. 
Even the tallest tower started form the ground. 
Peace only comes when reason rules. 
To extend your life by a year take one less bite each meal. 
If there is a strong general there will be no weak soldiers. 
Count not what is lost, but what is left. 
Water can both sustain and sink a ship. 
A single spark can set a prairie on fire. 
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.  
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.  
If you bow at all, bow low.  
If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it.  
Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.  
Not until just before dawn do people sleep best; not until people get old do they become wise.  
Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.  
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.  
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.  
The palest ink is better than the best memory.  
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.  
Distant water won't quench your immediate thirst.  
Do not employ handsome servants.  
A dog won't forsake his master because of his poverty; a son never deserts his mother for her homely appearance.  
Dream different dreams while on the same bed.  
A crane standing amidst a flock of chickens.  
A good fortune may forbode a bad luck, which may in turn disguise a good fortune.  
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently.  
Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.  
Pick up a sesame seed but lose sight of a watermelon.  
Paper can't wrap up a fire.