Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Lot To Say

I love this painting and the Chinese phrases, especially the first 3 phrases (note: Chinese words are read from right to left).


junebug said...

what does it say in English?

Pancake Queen said...

In English, it says:

Urgent matters, speak slowly
Important matters, speak clearly
Small matters, speak with a good sense of humour
For things one can't achieve, don't talk about it
For things will hurt others, don't say
For matters you dislike, speak about the matters and not about the persons involved
Sad matters, don't tell everyone
Others matter, speak carefully
Owns matter, listen to your heart
Matters concerning "now", do it first
Future matters, talk about it in future
If unsatisfied, please do not hesitate to talk to me.

Interesting phrases, right :-)