哀莫大於心死

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: Nothing is more lamentable than a dead heart.

Proverb[edit]

哀莫大於心死 (traditional, Pinyin āi mò dàyú xīn sǐ, simplified 哀莫大于心死)

  1. Despair is the greatest sorrow; Nothing gives greater cause for sorrow than despair; There is no grief so great as despair; There is no poverty like the poverty of spirit.