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- From the last line of the opening poem of Romance of the Three Kingdoms
- Literally: How many things from past and present have they laughed and talked about with each other?
古今多少事，都付笑談中 (traditional, Pinyin 古今多少事，都付笑谈中), simplified
- It is better to keep an open mind with respect to right and wrong or success and failure when evaluating historical developments.
- "古今多少事，都付笑談中" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2008-04-05.