A slow sparrow should make an early start.
Love me, love my dog.
Seeing is believing.
worse off than some, better off than many; to fall short of the best, but be better than the worst.
A slow sparrow should make an early start.
not pleased by external gains, not saddened by personal losses
spare no effort; go all out; do one's best
No discord, no concord.
rob Peter to pay Paul
bid farewell to the old and usher in the new; ring out the old year and ring in the new
try first to make their mistake sound less serious and then to reduce it to nothing at all
open one's eyes; broaden one's horizon; be an eye-opener
The country flourishes and people live in peace
Everything comes to him who waits.
once on shore, one prays no more
Good news never goes beyond the gate, while bad news spread far and wide.
Harmony brings wealth.
One is never too old to learn.
let bygones be bygones
Gold can't be pure and man can't be perfect.
Treasures fill the home.
sit on the fence
the friendship between gentlemen is as pure as crystal; a hedge between keeps friendship green
cut and dried, cliché
Courtesy calls for reciprocity.
Where there is life, there is hope.
achieve immediate victory; win instant success
gain in both fame and wealth
be suddenly enlightened
Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards.
On festive occasions more than ever one thinks of one's dear ones far a way. It is on the festival occasions when one misses his dear most.
The planning lies with man, the outcome with Heaven. Man proposes, God disposes.
be too smart by half; Cunning outwits itself
throw good money after bad
a modest spur to induce others to come forward with valuable contributions; throw a sprat to catch a whale
cut off all means of retreat；burn one‘s own way of retreat and be determined to fight to the end
take the preemptive opportunities
If you have no hand you can't make a fist. One can't make bricks without straw.
a thousand-li journey begins with the first step--the highest eminence is to be gained step by step
Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future.
One generation plants the trees in whose shade another generation rests. One sows and another reaps.
fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind hesitate in doing something
a dragon (from the outside) finds it hard to control a snake in its old
haunt - Powerful outsiders can hardly afford to neglect local bullies.
A timely snow promises a good harvest.
Man's nature at birth is good.
Joy puts heart into a man.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
a fictitious land of peace away from the turmoil of the world;
until my heart stops beating
Misfortune may be an actual blessing.
updating and upgrading (of products)
When the river rises, the boat floats high.
Time and tide wait for no man.
break a butterfly on the wheel
seek truth from facts; be practical and realistic; be true to facts
Talk of the devil and he comes.
speak the plain truth; call a spade a spade; tell it as it is
Practice is the sole criterion for testing truth.
Anything unexpected may happen. a bolt from the blue
Unity is strength.
'eve if one jumped into the Yellow River, one can not wash oneself clean--there's nothing one can do to clear one's name '
unhealthy practices and evil phenomena
Birds of a feather flock together.
The past has vanished (from memory) like wind.; What in past, is past.
hold high hopes for one's child
Misfortunes never come singly. When it rains it pours.
文韬武略military expertise; military strategy
draw water to one's mill
water without a source, and a tree without roots
a new broom sweeps clean
Modesty helps one go forward, whereas conceit makes one lag behind.
accumulate strength for a take-off
May all your wish come true
have a tacit understanding; give tacit consent; tacit understanding
First impressions are firmly entrenched.
catch the ball before the bound
like an ant on a hot pan
warn people by taking oneself as an example
pour oil on troubled waters
mingled hope and fear
step by step
speed somebody on their way; speed the parting guest
be strict with oneself and lenient towards others
land of honey and milk
people of vision
use brawn rather than brain
Separated as we are thousands of miles apart, we come together as if by predestination.
Haste does not bring success.
survival of the fittest
Great minds think alike.
Better make friends than make enemies.
A real man never goes back on his words.
Money and treasures will be plentiful
target of public criticism
be an armchair strategist
Truth will come to light sooner or later.
between the devil and the deep blue sea