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Modesty benefits, arrogance hurts

Chinese text: 謙受益 滿招損

The meanings in Chinese:

Modesty benefits, arrogance hurts.

The modest receive benefit, while the conceited reap failure.

Benefit goes to the humble, while failure awaits the arrogant.

(proverb from Shangshu尚書 - Book of Documents,
which is generally considered authentic works
of the 6th century BC in ancient China.)

combination of characters:

modest, humble

pronunciation:
chian~1


receive

pronunciation:
shou~4


profit

pronunciation:
yi~4


full, proud

pronunciation:
man~3


cause

pronunciation:
zhao~1


lose, harm

pronunciation:
sun~3

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modest
humble
arrogant
courtesy, courteous


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