人無遠慮,必有近憂

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Chinese[edit]

man; person; people not have foresight; long view; to plan far ahead
 
certainly; must; will; necessarily
 
to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
near; close (to); approximately worried
trad. (人無遠慮,必有近憂) 遠慮
simp. (人无远虑,必有近忧) 远虑
Literally: “If a person lacks consideration for what is long off, he will indeed have worries before too long.”

Etymology[edit]

A quote from the Analects of Confucius.

Pronunciation[edit]


Proverb[edit]

人無遠慮,必有近憂

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