The July 10 1936 edition of the Toronto Daily Star included some sayings listed as Chinese proverbs:


The one that I liked was “Do not remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with a hatchet.” A Google search for this saying listed several mentions of it as being a Chinese proverb, so maybe it actually is a Chinese proverb.

The “New Outlook” was probably the final version of The Outlook, a literary magazine based in New York City. It had already ceased publication by the time this article appeared; its last edition appeared in 1935.

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