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I met someone who told me a proverb which in English read as follows:

Wake up late and you lose the morning. Wake up early and you lose the whole day.

She repeated it in Mandarin very quickly before I left, but if it helps the last word was 天.

Do you know this proverb?

  • I have never heard any similar ones, and it doesn't sound like Chinese proverb to me. – Jacob Mar 3 at 15:07
  • this 'proverb' seems to telling people the importance of having enough sleep. But Chinese generally believe "sleep early, get up early, your health will be great" . (早睡早起身體好) . So I don't think it is a Chinese proverb – Tang Ho Mar 3 at 15:19
  • @TangHo it seems to be more of a joke and less of a proverb, but still apparently a well-known one. It was definitely Chinese as well – TheEnvironmentalist Mar 3 at 17:19
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(熬夜)晚起毀上午,早起(學習)傻一天

熬夜晚起毀上午
晚起毀上午
Getting up too late will lose a morning.

早起學習傻一天
早起傻一天
Getting up too early will have no spirit all day long.

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