Chinese proverbs




 
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January 4th, 2004  
Acerbus
 

Topic: Chinese proverbs


Quote:
"I've heard that he who strikes first can defeat the enemy. He who strikes last will be beaten."
-Rebel general Xiang Liang, Qin Dynasty
Quote:
"It is better to be broken jade than a rude, whole clay pot."
(Death before dishonor)
-Yuan Jinghao, Zhou Dynasty
Another proverb (regarding weaknessess):

Quote:
"Shrimp may attack dragons in shallow water."
-Traditional Chinese proverb
Quote:
"A real man dies on a battlefield, and his body is wrapped in horsehide. Who wants to die in bed, surrounded by his wife and children?"
-General Ma Yuan, Eastern Han Dynasty
Quote:
"Heroes are made by the times."
-Traditional Chinese proverb
Quote:
"True gold does not fear the test of fire."
-Traditional Chinese proverb
Quote:
"If anyone wants courage, come here and buy some! I still have so much courage left over, I can sell the surplus on!"
-Gao Gu, Spring and Autumn Period
January 4th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Great ones!

Thanks a lot!