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工欲善其事,必先利其器

ChineseEdit

 
work; worker; skill; profession; trade; craft; labor
 
desire; longing; appetite; wish
good
 
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
 
matter; thing; item; work; affair
 
certainly; must; will; necessarily
 
early; prior; former; in advance; first
 
advantage; benefit; profit; sharp
 
his; her; its; theirs; that; such; it (refers to sth preceding it)
device; tool; utensil
simp. and trad.
(工欲善其事,必先利其器)

EtymologyEdit

Literally: If a workman wishes to do a good job, he must first sharpen his tools.

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