Семёнов Максим Юрьевич

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  1. Horoscope
    1. A book holds a house of gold.
    2. Of all stratagems, to know when to quit is the best.
    3. In a state, gain is not to be considered prosperity, but its prosperity will be found in righteousness.
    4. There are always ears on the other side of the wall.
    5. Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger but a heart as soft as a tofu.
    6. Great souls have wills, feeble ones have only wishes.
    7. When you are poor, neighbours close by will not come; once you become rich, you'll be supported by visits from relatives afar.
    8. Age and time do not wait for people.
    9. You can't wrap the fire with paper.
    10. A dog won't forsake his master because of his poverty; a son never deserts his mother for her homely appearance.
    11. Pick up a sesame seed but lose sight of watermelon.
    12. Nothingness cannot be defined; the softest thing cannot be shaped.
  2. Crafts
    1. Once you pour the water out of the bucket it's hard to get it back inside.
    2. You think you lost your horse? Who knows, it may bring a whole herd back to you someday.
    3. He who knows others is wise; He who knows himself is enlightened.
    4. Once bitten by a snake, he is scared all his life at the mere sight of a rape.
    5. An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.
    6. Dismantle the bridge shortly after crossing it.
    7. You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow flying over your head but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
    8. Distant water won't help to put out a fire close at hand.
    9. Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
    10. An ant may well destroy the whole dam.
    11. The power of commitment is wondrous and can transcend all other forces.
    12. Anyone that dares to be can never be weak.
  3. Nature
    1. Flies never visit an egg that has no crack.
    2. Water which is too pure has no fish.
    3. The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
    4. Bad things never walk alone.
    5. People usually fail when they are on the verge of success. So give as mush care to the end as to the beginning. Then there will be no failure.
    6. Be calm and tranquil in your pursuit of the finest things.
    7. A great man can bend and stretch.
    8. Shed no tears until seeing the coffin.
    9. If you do not study when young you'll end up bewailing your failures as you grow up.
    10. We are not so much concerned if you are slow when you come to a halt.
    11. Do your work; then step back. This is the only path to serenity.
    12. Crows everywhere are equally black.
  4. Scenery
    1. A jade stone is useless until it is processed; a man is good for nothing until he is educated.
    2. A smart rabbit has three entrances to its den.
    3. When best rulers achieve their purpose their subjects claim the achievement as their own.
    4. A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.
    5. An overcrowded chicken farm produces fewer eggs.
    6. A bird in your hands worth more than 100 in the forest.
    7. On seeing a worthy man think of equalling him; on seeing an unworthy man, examine yourself inwardly.
    8. If you don't go into the tiger's cave, you are not going to get its cub.
    9. We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.
    10. To cultivate trees, you need 10 years. To cultivate people, you need 100 years.
    11. Regular feet can't be affected by irregular shoes.
    12. Dream different dreams while on the same bed.
  5. Martial Arts
    1. A good fortune may forbade a bad luck, which may in turn disguise a good fortune.
    2. Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.
    3. No wind, no waves.
    4. Talk doesn't cook rice.
    5. Even the cleverest wife cannot cook without rice.
    6. Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
    7. Your action reveals your thoughts more than you realize.
    8. Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.
    9. Attack is the best defence.
    10. Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back even with the swiftest horse.
    11. Fast as the wind, quiet as the forest, aggressive as fire and immovable as a mountain.
    12. One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.
  6. Emperors
    1. The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best is now.
    2. Different flowers look good to different people.
    3. If you have never done anything evil, you should not be worrying about devils knocking at your door.
    4. A tiger never returns to the prey he did not finish off.
    5. You can't expect both ends of a sugar cane to be sweet.
    6. If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame.
    7. Simple moves are the best.
    8. Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.
    9. A smile will gain you ten more years of life.
    10. The gentleman deems it shameful if his speech exceeds his action.
    11. I hear. I forget; I see. I learn; I do. I understand.
    12. The soldier who retreats 50 paces jeers at the one who retreats 100 paces.