It takes ten years to grow a tree, but a hundred years to cultivate people (十年树木, 百年树人)|十年树木, 百年树人

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十年树木, 百年树人 Shí nián shù mù,bǎi nián shù rén Translation: It takes ten years to grow a tree, but a

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Only the prefect can commit arson, his people can’t even light a lantern (只许州官放火, 不许百姓点灯)|只许州官放火, 不许百姓点灯

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只许州官放火, 不许百姓点灯 Zhǐ xǔ zhōuguān fànghuǒ, bù xǔ bǎixìng diǎndēng Translation: A prefect is free to commit arson while forbidding

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