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Have you been listening to Chinese President Xi's speeches on Europe tour? It's so impressing! Especially, I was impressed by
the quotes he cited. I believe those quotes were driving the interpreters crazy. I doubt if they fully undersdood them and interpreted in such a short time.

I feel like translating some of President Xi's quotes from his speeches, would you like to join me?

I managed to translate some of them, the rest will be left for you to do the job. Hope you're a better translater.
Here they are:

1 一花独放不是春,百花齐放春满园
A single flower does not make spring, while one hundred flowers in full blossom bring spring to the garden
2 海纳百川,有容乃大
The ocean is vast, for it refuses no rivers
3 雨果说,世界上最宽阔的是海洋,比海洋更宽阔的是天空,比天空更宽阔的是人的胸怀
Victor Hugo once said, "There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul."
4 拿破仑曾经说过,世上有两种力量:利剑和思想;从长而论,利剑总是败在思想手下。
Napoleon Bonaparte once said that there are two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
5 等闲识得东风面,万紫千红总是春。
when a glass at the visage of vernal breeze, I know that thousands of flowers of purple and red set spring aglow.
6 萝卜青菜,各有所爱
One man's meat is another man's poison
7 战争起源于人之思想,故务需于人之思想中筑起保卫和平之屏障.
Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.
8  夫物之不齐,物之情也
The uneven matters, are also matters of love!
9  和如羹焉,水、火、醯、醢、盐、梅,以烹鱼肉。”“声亦如味,一气,二体,三类,四物,五声,六律,七音,八风,九歌,以相成也。”“若以水济水,谁能食之?若琴瑟之专壹,谁能听之?
10 孔子说:“五十而知天命。”
11 穷则独善其身,达则兼善天下。
12 法国谚语:“一点又一点,小鸟筑成巢。”
13 中国古语:“合抱之木,生于毫末;九层之台,起于累土。”
14  己所不欲,勿施于人
Treat the others as you would like to be treated
15 国虽大,好战必亡
16 化干戈为玉帛

Bury the hatchet
17 孙中山先生说:“世界潮流,浩浩荡荡,顺之则昌,逆之则亡。”
18 勃兰特说过:“谁忘记历史,谁就会在灵魂上生病。”
19  我们不惹事,但也不怕事

We don't ask for troubles, yet we're not afraid of one.
20 从国与国的关系讲,朋友可以选择,但邻居是无法选择的
As the matter of international relations, one can choose a friend, but not a neighbor
21 一些人总是戴着有色眼镜看中国
Some people always have preconceived ideas towards China
22 纵观人类历史,把人们隔离开来的往往不是千山万水,不是大海深壑,而是人们相互认知上的隔膜。
23 德國人說,山和山不相遇,人和人要相逢
24 吃水不忘挖井人
25 任何一个国家的今天都来自昨天。
26 穷则思变,乱则思定
27 天行健,君子以自强不息
28 逆水行舟,不进则退
29 明知山有虎,偏向虎山行
Take the bull by the horns
30 图难于其易,为大于其细。天下难事,必作于易;天下大事,必作于细。
31 要和平不要战争、要多边不要单边、要对话不要对抗

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2 海纳百川,有容乃大

The ocean is vast, for it refuses no rivers

Life is what you make of it

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3 雨果说,世界上最宽阔的是海洋,比海洋更宽阔的是天空,比天空更宽阔的是人的胸怀。

Victor Hugo once said, "There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul."
Life is what you make of it

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4 拿破仑曾经说过,世上有两种力量:利剑和思想;从长而论,利剑总是败在思想手下。

Napoleon Bonaparte once said that there are two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
Life is what you make of it

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5 等闲识得东风面,万紫千红总是春。
when a glass at the visage of vernal breeze, I know that thousands of flowers of purple and red set spring aglow.
Life is what you make of it

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6 萝卜青菜,各有所爱
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Life is what you make of it

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This post was edited by DSseeing at 2014-4-3 17:10

The rest are driving me crazy , we can do the rest together if you like:
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