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Quotes of the day [Aug. 30th, 2002|10:18 am]
Peter Sheil
I didn't like the quotes of the day on my usual web site, so here are some Chinese proverbs instead.

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
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[User Picture]From: roxy641
2002-08-30 08:22 am (UTC)

chinese proverbs

I liked hearing chinese proverbs ;-)

Roxy641
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-08-31 04:27 pm (UTC)

Re: chinese proverbs

A chinese proverb on the page is worth two in the head
:)
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From: deunsander
2002-08-30 04:41 pm (UTC)

Chinese proverbs and german and bulgarian ones also..

I've some gems of wisdom for you..

"After being struck on the head by an axe, it is a positive pleasure to be beaten about the body with a wooden club." -Chinese

"Dry pants catch no fish" - Bulgarian

"The man who tickles himself can laugh when he choses." - German

:)
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[User Picture]From: roxy641
2002-08-31 10:40 am (UTC)

Re: Chinese proverbs and a British one....

English proverb:
If you don't succeed at first, give up LOL ;-)

Has anyone got any more? ;-)

Roxy641
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From: deunsander
2002-08-31 11:00 am (UTC)

More Bulgarian strangeness....

I have a plethora of strange phrases at hand:

-"Spank small buttocks that large buttocks may not be flogged."-Bulgarian

"Do not remove a fly from your friends forehead with a hatchet" -Chinese

-"Seize the opportunity by the beard for it is bald behind." -Bulgarian
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