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三十年河东,三十年河西

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When I stand before thee at the day's end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.
Rabindranath Tagore
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西

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三十年河東,三十年河西

Mandarin

Etymology

Literally: Thirty years on the east side of the river, thirty years on the west side of the river.

Proverb

三十年河东,三十年河西 (simplified, Pinyin sān shí nián hé dōng, sān shí nián hé xī, traditional 三十年河東,三十年河西)

  1. Prosperity and decline never last.
  2. Life has its ups and downs.
  3. Everything in life is cyclical.
  4. Easy come, easy go.

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