Confucius says …

I don’t know if Confucius said any of these but they are Chinese sayings I’ve picked up over the years.

Short sharp pain is preferable to lingering torment.

The smart horse never chews the same blade of grass.

Marriage is like a cemetery.  (Accredited to Mum)

That’s the least of your worries (Sister)

The best medicine is the most bitter.

Time will expose a man’s ‘heart’.

A needle can’t be sharp both ends.

You don’t feel the pain until it pricks you.

The beginning of any venture is always the hardest.

If you are content, you’ll be happy despite being poor.

The outsider sees clearly whilst the person in the thick of it is surrounded by fog.

Fingers bend inwards not out.  

When drinking water think of the source.



About cho wan yau

Teacher by day poet/writer by night. Words have been my first love and will be my last. As a child I locked myself into the toilet devouring books which transported me to distant lands. Poetry shared penned from 2009-2010 in a titanic struggle to stay sane at Heartbreak Hotel. Please check it out on Any comments or feedback welcome. Why not share your story with me, because we all have one, don't we?

Posted on August 12, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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