A little impatience will spoil  great plans.
A journey of a thousand miles begins  with a single step.
A smile will gain you ten more years of life.
Behave toward everyone  as if receiving a guest.
A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.
Better a diamond with a flaw  than a pebble without one.
Take a second look;  it costs you nothing.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes,  but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is today.
The broad-minded see the truth in different religions; the narrow-minded see only the differences.
The day your horse dies and your money's lost, your relatives change to strangers.
The diamond cannot be polished without friction,  nor the man perfected without trials.
The man who does not learn is dark,  like one walking in the night.
The man who removes a mountain begins  by carrying away small stones.
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.
We are not so much concerned if you are slow  as when you come to a halt.
When eating bamboo sprouts,  remember the man who planted them.
Learning is a treasure  that will follow its owner everywhere.
The End May we mindfully contemplate  and reflect Clear Wisdom lies beyond the mere intellect With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin
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  1. 1. 20 Favorite Chinese Proverbs
  2. 2. A little impatience will spoil great plans.
  3. 3. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  4. 4. A smile will gain you ten more years of life.
  5. 5. Behave toward everyone as if receiving a guest.
  6. 6. A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.
  7. 7. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
  8. 8. Take a second look; it costs you nothing.
  9. 9. He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
  10. 10. An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.
  11. 11. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
  12. 12. The broad-minded see the truth in different religions; the narrow-minded see only the differences.
  13. 13. The day your horse dies and your money's lost, your relatives change to strangers.
  14. 14. The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the man perfected without trials.
  15. 15. The man who does not learn is dark, like one walking in the night.
  16. 16. The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
  17. 17. There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
  18. 18. To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.
  19. 19. We are not so much concerned if you are slow as when you come to a halt.
  20. 20. When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
  21. 21. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
  22. 22. The End May we mindfully contemplate and reflect Clear Wisdom lies beyond the mere intellect With Metta, Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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