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Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still. – Chinese Proverb What does that mean? This is similar to a quote attributed to Confucius, where perseverance is stressed. That quote is about remembering that you need … Continue reading

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Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.

Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold. – Chinese Proverb What does that mean? This is a quote about preparation. Whether it is a son or daughter, a niece or nephew, or … Continue reading

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He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.

He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg. – Chinese Proverb What does that mean? The quote opens by considering someone who spends the time to fully deliberate all possible outcomes and … Continue reading

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Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile.

Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile. – Chinese Proverb What does that mean? To me, this old saying is all about having the proper attitude for a situation.  If you’re going to open a shop, you had … Continue reading

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With virtue you can’t be entirely poor; without virtue you can’t really be rich.

With virtue you can’t be entirely poor; without virtue you can’t really be rich. -  Chinese Proverb What does that mean? Let’s start with a definition of virtue.  Virtue is defined by dictionary. reference. com as “moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.”  … Continue reading

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The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow. – Chinese Proverb Also: The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. – Sun Tzu And: To fight and conquer in all our battles is … Continue reading

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There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.

There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends. – Chinese Proverb What does that mean? This saying goes back to the definition of “friend” vs that of “acquaintances.”  And, despite the existence of a textbook … Continue reading

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