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About time

/ 08:33 PM January 04, 2013

Now that 2013 has come, let’s reflect on these Chinese and African proverbs that may guide us on our journey ahead:

Time is a teacher—and a healer.

If you want to know your past, look into your present condition. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions.

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To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

The gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities.

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train people.

Prosperity

Be not afraid of moving slowly; be afraid of standing still.

If you must play, decide on three things at the start: The rules of the game, the stakes, and the time to quit.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn’t remains a fool forever.

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown!

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