防人之心不可無

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Mandarin[edit]

to protect; to defend; to guard (against) man; person; people
 
(literary equivalent of 的); (subor. part.); him; her; it
heart; mind cannot
 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
trad. (防人之心不可無) 不可
simp. (防人之心不可无) 不可

Etymology[edit]

Literally: One must not lack a heart that is on guard.

Proverb[edit]

防人之心不可無 (traditional, Pinyin fáng rén zhī xīn bùkě wú, simplified 防人之心不可无)

  1. You will not survive in life unless are on guard against those would harm you.

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