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four chinese proverbs

  • two good talkers... not worth one good listener.

  • laws control the lesser man... right conduct controls the greater one.

  • the wise man hearkens to his mind... the foolish man to his cronies.

  • at birth we come and at death we go... bearing nothing.

selections from «Chinese Proverbs from Olden Times» © 1956 Peter Pauper Press