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602 Chinese Proverbs

Dead songbirds make a sad meal.

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.

Deer-hunter, waste not your arrow on the hare.

Defeat isn't bitter if you don't swallow it.

Defer not till to-morrow what may be done to-day.

Despise learning and make everyone pay for your ignorance.

Despise not a small wound or a poor kinsman.

Deviate an inch, lose a thousand miles.

Devil take the hindmost.

Dig a well before you are thirsty.

Do not add legs to the snake after you have finished drawing it.

Do not all you can; spend not all you have; believe not all you hear; and tell not all you know.

Do not allow the sheep to die for a halfpenny of tar.

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.

Do not anxiously hope for that which is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.

Do not employ handsome servants.

Do not have each foot on a different boat.

Do not insult the crocodile until you've crossed the river.

Do not tear down the east wall to repair the west.

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.

Dogs do not dislike poor families.

Dogs have so many friends because they wag their tails, not their tongues.

Don't build a new ship out of old wood.

Don't consider your reputation and you may do anything you like.

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.