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tiān xià
天下
sàn
zhī
yán xí
筵席
All good things must come to an end.
Lit: There is no never ending banquet under the sun.

wǔ shí
五十
xiào
bǎi
The pot calls the kettle black.
Lit: The (soldier who retreated ) 50 paces jeered at the one who (retreated) 100 paces.

dāng jú
当局
zhě
You can't see the forest for the trees, but onlookers see the whole game.
Lit: The participant's perspective are clouded while the bystanders' views are clear.

sài
wēng
shī
Certain bad luck is actually "a blessing in disguise."
Lit: The squire at the frontier lost his horse. (The horse eventually came back bringing some other horses with it.)

huā
yǎn
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Lit: Different flowers look good to different people

huò
dān
xīng
Misery loves company.
Lit: Good luck seldom comes in pairs but bad things never walk (occur) alone.

gōng
Fight fire with fire.
Lit: Fight fire with fire.

huā
kāi
kān
zhé
zhí
zhé
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.
Lit: Pick the flower when it is ready to be picked.

suì yuè
岁月
liú
rén
Time and tide waits for no man.
Lit: Age and time do not wait for people.

jiā jiā
家家
yǒu
běn
nán niàn
难念
de
jīng
Each family has its own kind of hell.
Lit: Each family has its own difficult scripture (or sutra) to recite.

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