自足

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Chinese[edit]

 
from; self; oneself; since
foot; to be sufficient
simp. and trad.
(自足)

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自足

  1. to feel complacent; to feel smug; to be pleased with oneself; to congratulate oneself; to pat oneself on the back; to be self-satisfied; to be self-congratulatory
    道理無窮學者要不得自足 [MSC, trad.]
    道理无穷学者要不得自足 [MSC, simp.]
    Dàolǐ wúqióng, xuézhě xiān yàobudé yǒu zìzú xīn. [Pinyin]
    Truth is infinite; a scholar can not afford to have a complacent attitude.
  2. to be self-sufficient; to be self-reliant

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