塞翁失馬,焉知非福

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ChineseEdit

A setback may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. where; how to know; to be aware non-; not-; un-
 
good fortune; happiness; luck; Fujian province (abbrev); a surname
trad. (塞翁失馬,焉知非福) 塞翁失馬
simp. (塞翁失马,焉知非福) 塞翁失马

EtymologyEdit

Literally: When the old man from the frontier lost his horse, how could one have known that it would not be fortuitous?

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ProverbEdit

塞翁失馬,焉知非福

  1. A setback may turn out to be a blessing in disguise.
  2. Every cloud has a silver lining.