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If the fountainhead is clear, the stream will be clear.
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A fruit-bearing tree is known by its flowers.
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An evil act runs a thousand miles.
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The flow of water and the future of human beings are uncertain.
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The spirit of a three-year-old lasts a hundred years.
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A faithful wife does not marry again.
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It's hard to know the quality of a person, or a watermelon.
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A frog in the well knows not the ocean.
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Business and folding screens must be crooked to stand.
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A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
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A full belly is not the stomach of a scholar.
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Love and a cough cannot be hidden.
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Children learn from their parents.
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At a distance enjoy the fragrance of flowers.
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Big fish do not live in small ponds.
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A short temper is a disadvantage.
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A great sage is often taken for a great fool.
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Though you drink wine, do not be drunk by wine.
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Don't say there's a tomorrow.
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Fallen flowers do not return to branches; a shattered mirror does not again reflect.
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A man's heart is as changeable as the skies in autumn.
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Don't give an order after listening only to one side.
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Better a stitch now than ten stitches later.
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Large fish do not live in a small pond.
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Better to be a chicken's head than an ox's rump.
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Old men for consultation, young men for quarrels.
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Wives and pots and kettles are better when old.
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Even among intimate friends there should be courtesy.
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There are some gods that abandon men - they are the gods that know men.
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One dog barks an inanity, ten thousand dogs assert its truth.
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Worse than four hundred and four illnesses is the disease of poverty.
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Dumplings are better than flowers.
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Eyelashes, though near, are not seen.
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Youth easily grows old yet becomes learned with difficulty.
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Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
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Even a superb hawk will not catch game unless it is loosed.
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A little learning is a dangerous thing.
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One must put on a brave display even in adversity.
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Actions speak louder than words.
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By seeing one spot you know the entire leopard.
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Trash accumulates in stagnant water.
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All that glitters is not gold.
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