Daily Chinese Proverb: Over-Confidence

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Tuesday, 6 October 2009 5 comments

This Chinese proverb speaks of something I am certainly cursed with sometimes, and something we all might get affected by from time to time. Overconfidence is usually shortly followed by the feeling of stupidity when you realise you were not as good as you thought you were. Sometimes this is a good dose of humility, other times it can be disastrous...

bù zì liàng lì
Overconfident /
To overestimate capabilities

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