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Chinese Proverbs and Quotes

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Chinese Proverbs and Quotes

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.”

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“Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet.”

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“Better the cottage where one is merry than the palace where one weeps.”

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“There are two kinds of perfect people: those who are dead, and those who have not been born yet.”

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

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“If you bow at all, bow low.”

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“A smile will gain you ten more years of life.”

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“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

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“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.”

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China

  • Country:                            People’s Republic of China
  • Capital:                              Beijing
  • Largest city:                     Shanghai
  • Population                        1.4 Billion

Map of China

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“Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.” Chinese Proverbs

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