画蛇添足huà shě tiān zú Ruin by over doing something. Too meticulous 捷足先登jié zú xiān dēng To succeed need to start off first 千里之行始于足下qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success 人无完人,金无足赤rén wú wán rén, jīn wú zú chì Have to settle for something less than perfection 人心不足蛇吞象rén xīn bù zú shé tūn xiàng Greed is insatiable 削足适履xuē zú shì lǚ Take the wrong decision. Apply an inappropriate solution.
One of the most famous musings from Chinese philosophy is when Zhuangzi wondered whether his dream was of himself fluttering around as a butterfly or conversely was it a butterfly dreaming itself a man. The riddle is typical of Daoist philosophy and has opened debate on relativism that has endured to this day. Read More
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