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冰凍三尺,非一日之寒

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On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
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冰冻三尺,非一日之寒

traditional

Mandarin

Etymology

Literally: Three feet of ice is not the result of one cold day.

Proverb

冰凍三尺,非一日之寒 (traditional, Pinyin bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yī rì zhī hán, simplified 冰冻三尺,非一日之寒)

  1. Rome wasn't built in a day.
  2. One can not become an expert in a difficult subject overnight.

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