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602 Chinese Proverbs

Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.

Fail to steal the chicken while it ate up your bait grain.

Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Falling hurts least those who fly low.

Far waters cannot quench near fires.

Far-fetched and dear-bought is good for ladies.

Farewell and be hanged; friends must part!

Fight a wolf with a flex stalk.

Fight fire with fire.

Flowers leave a part of their fragrance in the hands that bestow them.

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.

Flowing water never goes bad; our door hubs never gather termites.

For the sake of one good action, a hundred evil ones should be forgotten.

Forethought is easy, repentance hard.

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

Forget the favors you have given; remember those received.

Fortune and flowers do not last forever.

Four horses cannot overtake the tongue.

Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.

Friend, do not try to borrow combs from shaven monks.

From the lowly perspective of a dog's eyes, everyone looks short.

Garden flowers larger, field flowers stronger.

Garlands are not for every brow.

Get the coffin ready and watch the man mend.

Girls marry to please parents, widows to please themselves.