PROVERBS

Proverbs for a Pandemic

15 Chinese Proverbs that shed light on China’s response to Covid-19

Staying Balanced

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天有不测风云,人有旦夕祸福

任凭风浪起,稳坐钓鱼船

风无常顺,兵无常胜

月满则亏,水满则溢

Knowing When To Act

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打蛇不死后患无穷

见怪不怪,其怪自败

良药苦口利于病,忠言逆耳利于行

Being Compassionate

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瓜无滚圆,人无十全

近朱者赤,近墨者黑

人有失足,马有失蹄

吃一堑,长一智

Being Connected

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一言既出,驷马难追

耳听为虚,眼见为实

单丝不成线,独木不成林

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