The first character means “eternal” or “forever”,
and the second means “not” (together they mean “never”).
The last two characters mean “give up” or “abandon”.
The whole can be translated “Never Give Up” .
The version on the right is written
in the “Xing-Caoshu” or “Running Grass/Cursive Script”.
Chinese Proverbs are famous sayings taken from literature, history, and famous philosophers, scholars and sages.
There are hundreds of Chinese proverbs addressing all aspects of life – from education and work, to personal goals and relationships.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
A good fortune may forebode a bad luck, which may in turn disguise a good fortune.
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.
A single spark can set a prairie on fire.
A smile will gain you ten more years of life.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Behind an able man there are always other able men.
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
He who hurries can not walk with dignity.
He who knows patience knows peace.
If you always give, you will always have.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.
If you grow a man’s self worth, he will have a lifetime of prosperity.
If you think too long on your next step, you will end up in life standing on one leg.
If you want a year of prosperity, grow grain: 10 years of prosperity, grow trees: 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone’s letter.
It is better to be a small stream, than a deep ditch.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
It is better to take many small steps in the right direction, than to make a great leap forward, only to stumble backward.