Chinese emphasis on friendship can be shown by how many famous sayings they know about friendship. How many do you know from your own culture?
We know that friendship can be used for good or bad, and in China we have seen both. However, the connectedness of Chinese people with friends and their desire for connectedness is something we should undertand here, and learn for good purposes.
-Set great store on friendship. 情意重千斤。
-Between friends all is common. 朋友之间不分彼此。
-Old friends and old wine are best. 陈酒味醇, 老友情深。
-The friendship of gentlemen is like pure fresh water. 君子之交淡如水。
-A bosom friend from afar brings a distant land near. 海内存知己, 天涯若比邻。
-A long journey on a horse can show you its strength; knowing a man over many
experiences shows you what is in his heart . 路遥知马力, 日久见人心。
-For a congenial friend a thousand toasts are too few; in a disagreeable conversation one
word more is too many. 酒逢知己千杯少，话不投机半句多。
-A gentleman acts on behalf of an understanding friend, as a woman makes herself beautiful
for her lover. 士为知己者用，女为悦己者容。
This is just a listing of the most famous. Click here to get the whole list.
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