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  1. Learning is Eternal
  2. River of Literacy, Sea of Learning
  3. There is no royal road to learning
  4. The Sea of Knowledge Has No Limits
  5. Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking

Learning is Eternal

China xué wú zhǐ jìng
Learning is Eternal

This Chinese philosophy tells of how we continue to learn throughout our lives. This proverb can be translated in a few ways such as "Study has no end," "Knowledge is infinite," "No end to learning," "There's always something new to study," or "You live and learn."

The deeper meaning: Even when we finish school we are still students of the world gaining more knowledge from our surroundings with each passing day.


See Also:  An Open Book Benefits Your Mind | Wisdom | Learn From Wisdom

Learning is Eternal

Japan shougai gakushuu
Learning is Eternal

生涯學習 means, "Learning is Eternal" or "Lifelong Learning," in Japanese.

River of Literacy, Sea of Learning

China wén jiāng xué hǎi
River of Literacy, Sea of Learning

This Chinese proverb reads, "river of literacy, sea of learning"

This suggests that there is a lot to learn in the world, with an eternal amount of reading and things to study.

This is one way to translate the quote from Hippocrates, "ars longa, vita brevis," meaning, "it takes a long time to acquire and perfect one's expertise."

There is no royal road to learning

China qiú xué wú tǎn tú
There is no royal road to learning

This Chinese proverb reads, "There is no royal road to learning."

This suggests that the path of learning can never be smooth, there will be difficulties and troubles along the way.

The Sea of Knowledge Has No Limits

China xué hǎi wú yá
The Sea of Knowledge Has No Limits

This Chinese proverb reads, "sea of learning, no horizon."

Colloquially, it means there are no limits to what one still has left to learn.

This would be the Chinese equivalent to the quote from Hippocrates, "ars longa, vita brevis," meaning, "it takes a long time to acquire and perfect one's expertise."

Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking

China qǐ dí
Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking

啟迪 is often used to describe the idea of opening the minds of the young or the new generation.


See Also:  Wisdom | Learn From Wisdom

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Learning is Eternal學無止境
学无止境
xué wú zhǐ jìng
xue2 wu2 zhi3 jing4
xue wu zhi jing
xuewuzhijing
hsüeh wu chih ching
hsüehwuchihching
Learning is Eternal生涯學習
生涯学習
shougai gakushuu
shougaigakushuu
shogai gakushu
shogaigakushu
River of Literacy, Sea of Learning文江學海
文江学海
wén jiāng xué hǎi
wen2 jiang1 xue2 hai3
wen jiang xue hai
wenjiangxuehai
wen chiang hsüeh hai
wenchianghsüehhai
There is no royal road to learning求學無坦途
求学无坦途
qiú xué wú tǎn tú
qiu2 xue2 wu2 tan3 tu2
qiu xue wu tan tu
qiuxuewutantu
ch`iu hsüeh wu t`an t`u
chiuhsüehwutantu
chiu hsüeh wu tan tu
The Sea of Knowledge Has No Limits學海無涯
学海无涯
xué hǎi wú yá
xue2 hai3 wu2 ya2
xue hai wu ya
xuehaiwuya
hsüeh hai wu ya
hsüehhaiwuya
Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking啟迪
启迪
qǐ dí / qi3 di2 / qi di / qidich`i ti / chiti / chi ti
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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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