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  • Time:05/15/2017 Hits:30
    The most outstanding artisan would not cut things in person; the most talented chef would not set the table in person.
  • Medicine
    医能治一病谓之巧,能治百病谓之良 A physician qualified to cure one disease is considered clever, and if he can treat a hundred maladies, he is called excellent. …
  • Talent, skill
    Talent is refreshed daily when in active use, and thinking is not exhausted by positive function.
  • Costumes
    衣带渐宽终不悔,为伊消得人憔悴 My clothes hang loose on my emaciated body, but regrets I have none, all because of her. The proverb describes a person who feel…
  • Mirrors, utensils
    When the mirror is highly polished, the dust will not defile it; when the heart is enlightened with wisdom, licentious vices will not arise in it.
  • Fishermen, oceans
    渔者不死于山,猎者不溺于渊 Fish, caught by the fisherman, do not die on the mountains, and animals, chased by the hunter, do not dive into the pond. The prover…
  • Spring and wind
    Spring wind turns the south shore green, but when will the bright moon light my way home?
  • Agriculture
    牛吃草,马吃谷 The ox goes back to its old barn and the horse to the same stable. The proverb is commonly used to mean that every individual has his own blessings…
  • Reading
    The difficulty is not in reading books, but in applying what you read to daily life.