Chinese Proverb Essays

  • Meaning of Chinese Proverbs and Idioms

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    Chinese proverbs and idioms is basically telling a story of a person, family or person. There are some idioms that tell about a past event such as the phrase ‘cheng men li xue’, which mean that someone admire and respect their teacher. In the Song Dynasty, there was a Chinese Philosopher named Cheng Yi, he lived with his brother in the town of Luoyang. Cheng Yi had a student named Yangshi, and he lived in a different town. One day, Yanshi decided to go visit his teacher on a heavily storm day. When

  • Chinese Proverbs During the Time of Ancient China

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    Proverbs are common sayings that are used to illustrate a point to give advice to people on how to live. Chinese proverbs are the common sayings that are used during the time of ancient China. They have existed for thousands of years. According to Chinese Proverb Stories, a website that describes the different kinds of proverbs, "Historical Chinese proverbs are used to illustrate a point, describe a legendary figure, or describe a historical event" ( Many of these proverbs

  • The Circular Ruins by Jorge Luis Borges

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    “The Circular Ruins” by Jorge Luis Borges “Green is derived from blue and green will become more brilliant than blue” Chinese Proverb The Chinese have a proverb about the evolution of humanity, and in particular, the nature of intellectual relationships. Although the color green is composed from the color blue, it often shines with a more brilliant luster than its predecessor does. This is a metaphor for the pupil and teacher. The pupil learns knowledge from his teacher, but will outgrow

  • Active Learning

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    Active Learning “Hear and Forget, See and Remember, Do and Understand.” ~ Chinese Proverb Simply stated by Dr. D. Robinson, “ Active learning is ‘doing’ and this leads to understanding.” Learning by doing is a theme that many educators have stressed since John Dewey’s convincing argument that “children must be engaged in an active quest for learning and new ideas”. (Hendrikson, 1984) Jean Piaget also stressed the need for concrete operations in early childhood. Some educators incorrectly

  • We Learn By Doing

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    We Learn By Doing An old Chinese proverb states: Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. In three short statements this proverb represents my outlook on education. Over-all my philosophy could be described as eclectic; nonetheless, the main emphasis I plan to make stems from progressivism. I also plan to incorporate behaviorism into my teachings and I will maintain an open mind throughout my teaching career in order to adapt to the needs of my pupils. Furthermore

  • notes on us

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    yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so." "javascript:ShowDesc('14', '3126')" ? "Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down." Wilson Mizner ? "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." Chinese proverb Be happy. It is a way of being wise." Colette ? "Anything is possible if you wish hard enough." "javascript:ShowDesc('4', '1725')" ? "Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it." Elias Schwartz Failure to prepare is preparing

  • Joy Luck Club Concession

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    anthologies (505). "The Rules of the Game" pivots around the concept that one may triumph in a win-lose situation through a concession. Narrator Waverly Jong recounts applications of this idea as she grows into adolescence in her Chinese-American community. From her adventures in the local marketplace to her romps on the chess battlefield, Waverly's prizes while asserting her concede-to-win

  • Personal Narrative: My Hero

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    Dr. D is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He was my hero. He may well still be, even though he is a throw-back to the days when I was more concerned about science than symbolism. They say in the Chinese proverbs that "if you don't change direction you will end up where you are going." I have come to believe that this is true, and that most of the time we didn't want to go where we were headed anyway. New paths that come to fruition, "digressions" that become the assertions you are trying to make, aren't

  • Prescience, Genetic Memory, and Personal Identity in Frank Herbert's Dune Trilogy

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    Dune Trilogy "Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere.  Climb the mountain just a little bit to test that it's a mountain.  From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain"(Herbert, Dune 68). –Bene Gesserit Proverb Ben Bova begins his liner notes on Frank Herbert Reads his God Emperor of Dune (Excerpts) by stating that "All truly great art shares this characteristic: the more you study it, the more it reveals" (Herbert).  Although it refers specifically to

  • Eulogy for Mother

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    Eulogy for Mother There is an old Yiddish proverb, when the heart is full, the eyes overflow. And so it is the case when we try to sum up and honor my mother’s life. My mother was a difficult, unusual and complex woman. She loved her daughters, Barbara, Wendy and myself, her sons-in law, Marty, John and David, her grandchildren Kenny, Cory and her stepgrandchildren, Mandy and Taryn, But if she loved her children, she absolutely adored her husband, my father. My Father was the truly abiding

  • Comparison of Seven Beowulf Translations

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    penced. (287-289) T.A. Shippey comments in “The World of the Poem” that : Translating this ought not to be difficult…. The problem here is caused by the fact that proverbs are not merely linguistic phenomena…. the hidden factor is the extralinguistic frame; we have been taught in childhood when to use proverbs, what their metaphors mean, who to say them to, and how to take them. It is this nonverbal knowledge that we need to be able to understand the coastguard’s ‘gnome.’ Reluctance

  • The Characters in The Canterbury Tales

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    imposing person who personifies a crooked, but likeable businessman. In "The General Prologue," Chaucer describes the Miller as having a "thombe of gold, (563)" which the footnote on page 32 of The Riverside Chaucer notes, "is an ironic reference to a proverb, with the implication that there are no honest millers." The descr... ... middle of paper ... and equally entertaining story. Works Cited Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales: Riverside Chaucer Third Edition. Ed. Larry D. Benson

  • Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Comparing Dishonesty in The Physician's and Pardoner's Tales

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    Dishonesty and Hypocrisy in The Physician's and Pardoner's Tales Chaucer presents characters in the Physician's and Pardoner's Tales who are very similar to each other in one important way. Although the characters seem on the surface to be mirror images of each other, they have an important underlying similarity: both the physician and the pardoner are not what they appear to be to most people. Both are hypocritical, although they show this hypocrisy in different ways. One way of seeing

  • Essay on the Defense of Walls in Mending Wall

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    unwillingness or inability of the other to think for himself, to "go beyond his father's saying." Just so; we must try to get beyond the apophthegm-like opening line of "Mending Wall," testing carefully for gradations of tone as we proceed. Is it the proverb-like authority of "something there is . . . " that makes it so natural to equate "something" with the speaker? Once this equation has been made, the reader joins the speaker in sympathizing with this mysterious "something" and hence in opposing the

  • Witches

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    women is what would cause the quickness to waver and abjure faith. Sprenger and Kramer felt the insatiable carnal lust that was part of women led them to witchery because their lust cannot be satisfied and it would lead to involvement with the devil. Proverbs xxx states “There are three things which are never satisfied, yea a fourth thing which says not, It is enough; that is, the mouth of the womb” (127). Women basically are viewed as women obsessed with sexual encounters that could not be satisfied

  • Andrew Carnegie

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    not conform to what society's standards in any shape form or fashion."(Nasaw 52) Andrew Carnegie's mother Margaret mother taught the young Carnegie the frailty that he would one day become famous for later on in life. One day in school he quoted a proverb that his mother had repeated often "Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves" (qtd Nasaw 56) His classmates often laughed at him, unaware that the principal would one day help Andrew Carnegie to become one of the riches men

  • Why Do People Cheat?

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    cheating was simply laziness. Some of them admitted that they did not cheat when they had studied their lesson. If this is really the case, anyone tempted to cheat should consider the following warning in the book of Proverbs: "The one working with a slack hand will be of little means." (Proverbs 10:4) "Success is one of the reasons people cheat." (McCabe 285) With these words the NASPA Journal touches on another factor that is often mentioned by students. For example, years ago, good grades were desirable

  • Developmental Psychology Theoretical Approaches

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    writing will affect his life profoundly.‘ Walt Disney Nature (biology, instinct) Children, like plants, simply “bloom”, following a timetable laid out in their genes (Gesell, 1933) “instinct is stronger than upbringing.” --Irish proverb How would a blank slate learn? Word learning ‘by association’ Word learning ‘by association’ Problems with association? category individual part color state of mind Jean Piaget (1896-1980) ‘Constructivist’

  • Similarities Between Gilgamesh And The Bible

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    is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up." This appears in fragmented form in Tablet V column ii of the epic. (If you want to look at the tablets in English translation the best one is by John Gardner.) It was apparently a common proverb in the Middle East, and you can easily find equivalents all over the place in literature. It appears in King Lear and in Beowulf, "Bare is back without brother behind it." (Alliteration's artful aid,

  • Spanish Proverbs To Give You Wisdom

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    8 Spanish Proverbs To Give You Wisdom Learning Spanish language is not only about words, phrases, and sentences. When you are serious about studying this foreign language, you must also learn Spanish proverbs that will inspire wisdom. Here are some proverbs from Spanish with English translation that you can use to enlighten you in your everyday life: 1. Cada quien en su casa es rey. (Everyone is king in his own house) Staying in your own home is like having a palace where you can be a king and