人无远虑,必有近忧

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Etymology[edit]

A quote from the Analects of Confucius.

Literally: If a person lacks consideration for what is long off, he will indeed have worries before too long.

Proverb[edit]

人无远虑,必有近忧 (simplified, Pinyin rén wú yuǎnlǜ, bì yǒu jìn yōu, traditional 人無遠慮,必有近憂)

  1. One should plan for the future, or else get run over by it.

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