Fortune favors the diligent and times are changing fast.
How I wish I could have ten thousand houses, to provide shelter for all who need it!
Building a high-rise begins with mounds of soil.
we should surmount all obstacles
we have to avoid the distractions of unsubstantial ideas and superficial fame.
we will honor it
All under heaven are one family.
It is the people who have created the history and they are the real heroes. As long as people have confidence, the country will have a future and power.
The Chinese people have been aware since ancient times that we cannot sit idle and enjoy the fruits of others' work, and happiness can only be achieved through great endeavor.
Only when people have faith, will the nation have a bright future and strength.
Justice will prevail!
As an old Chinese poem goes, "When I glance at the visage of vernal breeze, I know that a thousand flowers of purple and red set spring aglow."
to quote the lyrics of a Hainan folk song, "It has been a long time since we last met, and I hope it will be a long time before we have to part."
Just like the radiance of the sun is reflected by a drop of water, the development of a country may be epitomized by an individual region.
Heaven rewards those who work hard, and flowers in spring come to fruition in autumn.
Over the last four decades, the Chinese people have blazed a path of socialism with Chinese characteristics through determined exploration with a pioneering spirit.
The successful practice of the Chinese people is a proof that there is more than one path leading to modernization. With the right direction and with unremitting efforts, all roads will take us to Rome.
Ours is an enterprising and pioneering nation with unprecedented motivation, initiative and creativity.
An ancient Chinese classic teaches that heaven has its own law and those who embrace it will prosper.
A Chinese philosopher recognized as early as over 2,500 years ago, that one doesn't have to follow a beaten path if he wishes to benefit the peoples and one doesn't have to observe old onventions if he wishes to get things done.
In this complex and changing world, where are we headed? Where is the future of Asia? To answer these fundamental questions of our times, we must not let our vision to be blocked by floating clouds. Instead, we must dispel the clouds to see the sun as is said in Chinese, so as to have a keen grasp of the law of history and the trend of the times.
As a Chinese saying goes, mountain is formed by accumulation of earth, and an ocean is formed by accumulation of water. Happiness and a bright future will not appear automatically. Success only favors those with courage and perseverance.
An integral part of Chinese civilization, Confucianism believes that “a just cause should be pursued for the common good” and champions harmony, unity and a shared community for all nations.
we must dispel the clouds to see the sun, as we say in Chinese, so as to have a keen grasp of the law of history and the trend of the world.
A Chinese philosopher recognized as early as over 2,500 years ago that one doesn't have to follow a beaten path if he wishes to benefit the people and one doesn't have to observe old conventions if he wishes to get things done.
We must refrain from beggaring-thy-neighbor and reject power politics or hegemony with the strong bullying the weak.
As a Chinese saying goes, "A mountain is formed by accumulation of earth and an ocean is formed by accumulation of water."
Over 2,500 years ago, Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, had this to say: "What a joy to have friends coming from afar!"
Mencius, another ancient Chinese philosopher, aptly observed, "When Confucius looks down from the peak of the Dongshan Mountain, the local Kingdom of Lu comes into view; when he looks down from the peak of Mount Tai, the whole land comes into view."
As time marches on, the world changes and evolves into a new one.
I once said, we Chinese have realized since the beginning of our nation that there is no such a thing as sitting idle and enjoying all the benefits. Happiness is to be earned through hard work.
The founding father of the UAE, His Highness President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, aptly noted that oil alone cannot bring progress to a country and that it must be combined with the hard work of its people.
A Chinese proverb has it that, "Just as distance tests a horse's strength, time will reveal a person's sincerity."
"Nit, nit ay garabam (Man is the remedy of man)", says a Wolof proverb. Similarly, there is a Chinese saying to the effect of "one for all, all for one".
As a Chinese poem reads, "Good friends feel close to each other even when they are thousands of miles away."
People-to-people friendship holds the key to good state-to-state relations.
A Chinese saying contains a similar message, "People with one mind and heart have the power to move a mountain."
China looks forward to working with South Africa to build on the momentum of the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties and strive for faster and greater progress in our comprehensive strategic partnership.
As an ancient Chinese scholar once observed, "Only with deep roots can a tree yield rich fruit; only filled with oil can a lamp burn brightly."
China pursues common interests and puts friendship first in pursuing cooperation.
To quote a Chinese saying, "The ocean is vast because it rejects no rivers."
"The red rising sun will light up the road ahead."