常在河边走,哪能不湿鞋cháng zài hé biān zǒu, nǎ néng bù shī xié People can't avoid the influence of the local environment 能者多劳néng zhě duō láo Busy people are busy because they are capable 人各有能有不能rén gè yǒu néng yǒu bù néng Everyone has their own particular set of skills 熟能生巧shú néng shēng qiǎo With practice one can learn the skill 水能载舟,亦能覆舟shuǐ néng zài zhōu, yì néng fù zhōu Forces and people can have positive and negative influences 有钱能使鬼推磨yǒu qián néng shǐ guǐ tuī mò Money can buy you anything
Fish (渔yú) have been a frequently used symbol for good fortune for centuries. This is because 余yú means ?surplus; abundance? and so a picture of a fish is a wish for prosperity. They are often eaten at Chinese New Year partly as a symbol for a wish for abundance in the coming year.