凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量fán rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dòu liàng Judging by appearance is dangerous 龙争虎斗lóng zhēng hǔ dòu Struggle between two equal leaders 人不可貌相,海水不可斗量rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dǒu liáng First appearances can be deceptive
Tiě chǔ chéng zhēn [tie chu cheng zhen]
iron pestle produce needle
Grind an iron rod down to a needle
Perseverance can achieve anything
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