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More haste, less speed.
Lit: If you are in a hurry you will never get there.

tiě
chèn
Strike while the iron is hot.
Lit: idem.

lǎo pó
老婆
shì
bié rén
别人
de
liàng
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Lit: Your neigbour's wife looks prettier than your own.

nǚ rén
女人
xīn
hǎi dǐ
海底
zhēn
A woman's heart is as deep as the ocean.
Lit: A woman's heart is like a needle in the bottom of the ocean.

gōng
wéi
shǒu
The best defense is an offense.
Lit: Use attack as the tactic of defense.

yīng xióng
英雄
suǒ
jiàn
lüè
tóng
Great minds think alike.
Lit: The views (opinions) of heroes are roughly the same.

shēn
zuò
Example is better than precept.
Lit: Set yourself as the standard.

hūn yīn
婚姻
shì
liàn ài
恋爱
de
fén mù
坟墓
Marriage is the death of romance.
Lit: Matrimony is the grave of romance.

jiāng jūn
将军
nán miǎn
难免
zhèn
shàng
wáng
Those who lived by the sword died by the sword.
Lit: It is not unusual for a general to meet his death in battle. There is the second line of a couplet. The first line says: A hunting dog will eventually lost its life on the mountain.

shàng
de
shān
duō
zhōng
The fish which nibbles at every bait will be caught.
Lit: When you go up to the mountain too often, you will eventually encounter the tiger.

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