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Literally: If a workman wishes to do a good job, he must first sharpen his tools.
工欲善其事，必先利其器 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin)
- One must have good tools in order to do a good job.
- "工欲善其事，必先利其器" (in Mandarin), Guoyu Cidian On-line Mandarin Dictionary (國語辭典). URL accessed on 2009-02-02.