You have to start at the bottom to climb a ladder.
If one is desperate, one will find a way.
The straight, upright tree is the first to be cut down.
Your tongue can make or break you.
A son takes after the father.
Writing chinese characters in front of confucius.
You will never know until you try.
You do not realize your clothes are getting wet in a drizzle.
Hard work brings success.
A stranger nearby is better than a far-away relative.
Anyone who goes hungry for three days will be inclined to steal.
The matchmaker gets three cups of wine when he succeeds and three slaps on the cheek when he fails.
Even if the sky falls on you, there is a hole that you can escape from.
Useful trees are cut down first.
After three years at a village schoolhouse, even a dog can recite a poem.