yù sù zé bù dá
If you are in a hurry you will never get there.
More commonly in English this proverb would be More Haste Less Speed. One assumes that this monk had not been told this. Or had left his Zen in his other robes.
*(please forgive the religious quip)
This is rather embarressing, and I feel like I have ruined a beautiful language. Whilst on the subject of reviewing my progress thus far. This was my first attempt at Chinese characters. Try and make out what it says. It is a fairly basic sentence. I will put the answer in white font, underneath the photo below of my handywork so you can check it.
Higlight the next few lines to see if you were right or if my writing was legible:
zhè gè nánrén zài kāi chē
The man in the car
Much more practise and I will get close to making them look nice.