道高一尺,魔高一丈

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Chinese[edit]

 
direction; way; method; road; path; principle; truth; reason; skill; method; Tao (of Taoism); a measure word; to say; to speak; to talk
high; tall
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
 
a Chinese foot (M); one-third of a meter; a ruler; a note musical note on traditional Chinese scale
devil high; tall
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
ten feet
simp. and trad.
(道高一尺,魔高一丈)

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Proverb[edit]

道高一尺,魔高一丈

  1. As virtue rises one foot, vice rises ten; The more illumination, the more temptation; People will always find an end-run around the rules.