人無遠慮,必有近憂

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Mandarin[edit]

man; person; people
 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
reserve
 
certainly; must; will; necessarily
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
near; close (to); approximately worried
trad. (人無遠慮,必有近憂) 遠慮
simp. (人无远虑,必有近忧) 远虑

Etymology[edit]

A quote from the Analects of Confucius.

Literally: If a person lacks consideration for what is long off, he will indeed have worries before too long.

Proverb[edit]

人無遠慮必有近憂 (traditional, Pinyin rén wú yuǎnlǜ, bì yǒu jìn yōu, simplified 人无远虑,必有近忧)

  1. One should plan for the future, or else get run over by it.

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