428 Proverbs about Back / Page 2
21. If you want to find out about the road ahead, then ask about it from those coming back.
22. Once you pour the water out of the bucket it's hard to get it back in it.
23. Looking for the ass on its very back.
24. You think you lost your horse? Who knows, he may bring a whole herd back to you someday.
25. To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
26. Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
27. Hold back some goods for a thousand days and you will be sure to sell at a profit.
28. If what we see is doubtful, how can we believe what is spoken behind the back.
29. Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.
30. The Yangtze never runs backwards; man recaptures not his youth.
31. You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.
32. You think you've lost your horse? Who knows, he may bring a whole herd back to you someday.
33. Choose your inn before dark, get back on the road before dawn.
34. Don't hang your conscience on your back.
35. Don't look back when you are walking along the edge of a wall.
36. Even the most beautiful morning cannot bring back the evening.
37. It is easier to get a chicken back in the egg than to undo a slander.
38. It is often more difficult to come back home than it is to go away.
39. Lend money to someone who won't pay you back and he'll hate you.
40. The Yangtse never runs backwards; man recaptures not his youth.
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