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大处着眼, 小处着手
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chù
zhuó
yǎn,
xiǎo
chù
zhuó
shǒu
 处
 着
 眼,
 小
 处
  着
  手


                           Keep the general goal in sight while tackling daily tasks.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 11:52
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单丝不成线,独木不成林
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dān
chéng
xiàn,
chéng
lín
 成
 线,
 木
 不
   成

                      A single thread can not make a cord, nor a single tree a forest.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 11:56
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当局者迷,旁观者清
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dāng
zhě
mí,
páng
guān
zhě
qīng
迷,

                          The spectators see more of the game than the players.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 12:01
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刀不磨要生锈,水不流要发臭
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dāo
yào
shēng
xiù,
shuǐ
liǔ
yào
chòu
 锈,

 A knife will rust if not sharpened regularly, and water will stagnate if it is not allowed to flow.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 12:06
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道高一尺,魔高一丈
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dào
gāo
chǐ,
gāo
zhàng
尺,

                         The law is strong, but the outlaws are ten times stronger.
Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 12:09
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灯不拨不亮,理不辩不明
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dēng
liàng,
biàn
míng
亮,

An oil lamp becomes brighter after trimming, a truth becomes clearer after being discussed.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2009 12:10
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