Chinese proverbs - what are your favorites?

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  • invisible
    November 20, 2015
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    Just stumbled upon this excellent collection of Chinese proverbs and they strike me as extremely clever and witty, yet simple and short - hailing from a seemingly better time.

    Read critically, and you will find each word worth a thousand ounces of gold.

    读书需用意一字值千斤 (Dú shū xū yòng yì, yī zì zhí qiān jīn)

    Play a harp before a cow

    对牛弹琴 (Duì niú tán qín)

    Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger but a heart as soft as tofu.

    刀子嘴豆腐心 (Dāozi zuǐ, dòufu xīn)

    That's three good ones for starters, I would like to see your findings.

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