读万卷书不如行万里路dú wàn juǎn shū bù rú xíng wàn lǐ lù Learn from practical experience not from books 儿行千里母担忧ér xíng qiān lǐ mǔ dān yōu When children travel far from home, mothers never stop worrying. 话里有话huà lǐ yǒu huà There is more in what was said than is obvious 老骥伏枥,志在千里laǒ jì fú lì, zhì zài qiān lǐ High ambitions never fade 千里之堤,溃于蚁穴qiān lǐ zhī dī, kuì yú yǐ xué Take full attention to detail to avoid catastrophe 千里之行始于足下qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success
The institution of Emperor, as head of the Chinese family of people, lasted for thousands of years and to some extent lives on in the Presidency. In China there has been great respect for the Emperor/President who in turn is expected to rule wisely with the best interests of his subjects in mind. To early European visitors to China the structure was considered close to the ideal form of society.
Diǎn shí chéng jīn [dian shi cheng jin]
touch stone accomplish gold
Turn stone into gold
To work something of no worth into something of value
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