水能载舟,亦能覆舟

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: The water that bears the boat is the same that swallows it.

Proverb[edit]

水能载舟亦能覆舟 (simplified, Pinyin shuǐ néng zài zhōu, yì néng fù zhōu, traditional 水能載舟,亦能覆舟)

  1. If something is used correctly, it will be of benefit. If used incorrectly, it will do harm.

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