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Four chinese proverbs #

It is better to have a spacious mind than a spacious house.


house
spacious
not
like; equal
heart; mind
spacious

Do all that is possible within human limits and leave the rest to Heaven's will.


first
exert; exhaust
human
effort
afterward
listen (to); await
Heaven's
decree

One who is willing to restrain a moment's anger will avoid a hundred days' sorrow.


willing
(to) restrain
one
moment
of
anger
can
avoid
hundred
days
of
grief; sorrow

Man does not live to a hundred years but he worries enough for a thousand.


man
hasn't
hundred
years
body
(yet) always
embraces
thousand
years
worries

From ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs, edited by John S. Rohsenow

/misc | Feb 17, 2013


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