不經一事,不長一智

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Mandarin[edit]

(negative prefix); not; no
 
long; length; forever; always; constantly; chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop
 
one; 1; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
wisdom; knowledge
trad. (不經一事,不長一智) 不經 一事
simp. (不经一事,不长一智) 不经 一事

Proverb[edit]

不經一事不長一智 (traditional, Pinyin bùjīng yīshì, bù zhǎng yī zhì, simplified 不经一事,不长一智)

  1. You can't know about something unless you experience it; wisdom comes from experience.

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