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良禽擇木而棲

liáng qín zé mù ér qī

“Smart birds choose good trees to build their nests”
(Talented people seek out mentors who give them frank advice)

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寧做有瑕玉,不做瑕石

Níng zuò yǒu xiá yù, bù zuò xiá shí

“Better to be a flawed gem than a perfect stone”
Even when it isn’t perfect, something of true character is more worthwhile than something flawless but of mediocre value

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FIFY

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天下烏鴉一般黑

tiānxià wūyā yībān hēi

Crows everywhere are equally black
Evil people are bad no matter their upbringing

寧鳴而死,不默而生

Níng míng ér sǐ, bù moù ér sheng
Lîng bîng jî sú, put bi̍k jî sing

“Die with a voice, rather than live in silence”
Give me liberty or give me death

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