Chinese proverbs

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These are the humble beginnings of a collection of Chinese proverbs, given in (and sorted by) Pinyin transcription.

H
hua4 she2 tian1 zu2
(adding legs when painting a snake, i.e. ruining something by an unnecessary addition)
L
lao3 ji4 fu2 li4 zhi4 zai4 qian1 li3
(The old horse in the stable still wants to run 1000 li1., i.e. old people still may have great plans)
Y
you3 zhi4zhe shi4 jing4 cheng2
(If there is someone who has stamina, things will get accomplished.)


1 li: Chinese linear measure, corresponds to about .5 kilometers