The Book of Threes

Chinese Proverb

If you want one year of prosperity, plant corn. If you want ten years of prosperity grow threes. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, educate people.

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Asian drama

These are dramatic works produced in the East. Of the three major Asian dramas— Sanskrit Chinese Japanese —the oldest is Sanskrit, although the dates of its origin are uncertain. 1 See also Sanskrit literature; Chinese literature; Japanese literature; and drama, Western. 2

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Chinese proverb

Chinese proverb   One fence needs three stakes; one able fellow needs three helpers.  

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Chinese proverb

Chinese proverb   There are three major offenses against filial piety of which not producing an heir is the worst.  

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Chinese proverb

Chinese Proverb   When three persons are of the same mind, yellow dirt can be turned into gold.

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Chinese proverb

Chinese proverb   After three leaps, even a toad needs a rest.

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Chinese proverb

Chinese proverb   After three years’ study, you want to tell the world; after three more, you hardly want to move an inch.

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Chinese proverb

Chinese proverb   Three foolish cobblers with their wits combined equal Zhuge Liang, the master mind.

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Chinese proverb

Chinese proverb   Three people equal one tiger

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