What's your favorite Chinese quote?
In the future, you will definitely thank yourself for your hard work now. 将来的你，一定会感谢现在拼命的自己。
Oct 26, 2020, 07:41
Study is like sailing, either you keep forging ahead, or you keep falling behind. 学如逆水行舟，不进则退。
Oct 10, 2020, 16:53
人之为学，不可自大，也不可自小。Literally, it's means when someone study who cannot be ego either abject, and that's the best attitude to achieve knowledge.
Oct 06, 2020, 15:26
My favorite Chinese proverb is “月盈则亏，晦则明”, literally, when the moon is fullest it begins to wane, when it is darkest it begins to grow.
There is a calm wisdom in this old saying that impressed me when I heard it first from a monk of a Buddhist monastery in China. It has often, helped me to retain a good measure of equanimity under stress and hardship as well as when some unexpected success or good luck might have made me too exuberant. There is hope and consolation in the sure knowledge that even the darkest hours of pains and troubles won’t last: but also a warning against overrating the passing glories of wealth, power and great good fortune. A warning and a hope, not only for the individual, but also for governments, nations and brief summing up of all that history and human experience can tell us. And beyond all that we might hear in it an echo of the law and order that holds our universe in safe balance.
Mar 23, 2020, 09:42
Oct 13, 2020, 08:06
Do unto others as you would be done
Sept 21, 2020, 12:59
胜人者有力自胜者强。I think It's mean that your enemy is yourself.
Oct 09, 2020, 16:00
“行有不得，反求诸己”, literally, turn inward and examine yourself when you encounter difficulties in life. That’s from the Works of Mencius, meaning if you fail to do things, if you encounter setbacks and woes, or if you are not adept in interpersonal relationship, then you should reflect on yourself and find the reasons for everything, as our usual practice often goes against the sage.
I first learned about this line from a regular press conference of Chinese Foreign Ministry on March 12, 2020. Robert O’Brien, the White House national security adviser, said on March 11 that China covered up the virus outbreak in Wuhan, and this likely cost the world two months of time to prepare. In response to this, the spokesman Geng Shuang said faced with the pandemic, the guiding consensus for all countries is to join hands and overcome difficulties together. Pointing the finger at others is certainly not constructive, nor will it get any backing. To quote an ancient Chinese saying, “Turn inward and examine yourself when you encounter difficulties in life.” China urges the US official to respect facts and the common understanding of the international community. Every minute wasted on smearing and complaining would be better spent on enhancing domestic response and international cooperation.
Mar 23, 2020, 09:42
"Seek truth from facts" by Deng Xiaoping
Aug 12, 2020, 22:34
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