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    二人同心,其利断金;同心之言,其臭如兰 er ren tongxin, qi li duan jin; tongxin zhiyan, qi xiu ru lan Tongxin means “the same mind”; jin refers to gold…
  • Three Kingdoms
    The portrait of Cao Cao 说曹操,曹操到 shuo Cao Cao, Cao Cao dao Shuo means to speak of; dao means to arrive. Cao Cao (155-220) was a military strategist, t…
  • Mei
    不经一番寒彻骨,哪有梅花扑鼻香 bu jing yi fan han che gu, na you meihua pu bi xiang Meihua means plum blossoms while hua means flowers. This proverb, taken litera…
  • Mountain
    山不在高,有仙则名;水不在深,有龙则灵 shan buzai gao, youxian ze ming; shui buzai shen, youlong ze ling Long means “dragons,” some of which live unde…
  • Weiqi
    落子无悔 luozi wuhui Wuhui means “no regret.” This proverb, taken literally, means that once the weiqi stones touch the board, one should not regret t…
  • Family
    家必自毁,而后人毁之 A family can only be destroyed if it destroys itself. Mencius said these words to demonstrate the importance of family virtue. The collapse o…
  • CHINESE WISDOM
    季札挂剑 Ji Zha hanging up the sword The Wu Kingdom in the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE) was famous for its technical skill in forging swords. Ji Zha was the youn…
  • CHINESE WISDOM
    雪夜访戴 Visiting Daikui on a snowy night Wang Huizhi (338-386) was a calligrapher in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420). He was the fifth son of Wang Xizhi, the…
  • CHINESE WISDOM
    陶朱公 Tao Zhu Gong, venerated as a symbol of wealth Tao Zhu Gong (536-448 BCE) is more commonly known as Fan Li. He was a distinguished politician, military stra…