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Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito.



Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)

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  • Al Ram
    I just realized that fact too. Gunpowder was invented about 1000 years after Confucius.
    LikeReplyReport4 years ago
  • Thomas Gram
    So, what "cannon" was he talking about in 500 bc? Is this a bad translation or a misattribution?
    LikeReplyReport 14 years ago


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لا تستخدم مدفع لقتل البعوض.

Benutze keine Kanone, um eine Mücke zu töten.

μην χρησιμοποιήσετε ένα κανόνι για να σκοτώσετε ένα κουνούπι.

No uses un cañón para matar a un mosquito.

älä käytä tykkiä hyttynen tappamiseen.

n'utilisez pas de canon pour tuer un moustique.

मच्छर मारने के लिए तोप का इस्तेमाल न करें।

ne használjon ágyút szúnyog megölésére.

jangan gunakan meriam untuk membunuh nyamuk.

non usare un cannone per uccidere una zanzara.


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gebruik geen kanon om een mug te doden.

não use um canhão para matar um mosquito.

sivrisinek öldürmek için top kullanmayın.

مچھر کو مارنے کے لئے تپ کا استعمال نہ کریں.

không sử dụng súng thần công để giết muỗi.



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