Unpacking The Land Of Morning Calm: Quotes On South Korea

1. ”멈추지 말고 계속 해나가기만 한다면 늦어도 상관없다 (Meomchuji malgo gyesok haenagagiman handamyeon neujeodo sanggwaneopda).”
This translates to “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” This proverb emphasizes perseverance and the importance of steady progress, even if it takes time.

2. ”어디든 가치가 있는 곳으로 가려면 지름길은 없다 (Eodideun gachiga inneun goseuro garyeomyeon jireumgireun eopda).”
This means “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” This quote highlights the value of hard work and dedication in achieving worthwhile goals.

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3. ”세상에서 보고싶은 변화가 있다면 당신 스스로 그 변화가 되어라 (Sesangeseo bogosipeun byeonhwaga itdamyeon dangsin seuseuro geu byeonhwaga doeeora).”
This translates to “Be the change you want to see in the world.” This quote encourages taking initiative and responsibility for creating positive change.

4. ”웃음은 최고의 명약이다 (Useumeun choegoui myeongyagida).”
This means “Laughter is the best medicine.” This proverb reflects the Korean belief in the power of laughter to improve health and well-being.

5. ”꿈을 꾸고 믿을 수 있다면 이룰 수도 있다 (Kkumeul kkugo mideul su itdamyeon irul sudo itda).”
This translates to “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” This quote emphasizes the importance of dreams, belief, and determination in reaching goals.

6. ”성공에 대한 의지를 품는 것은 무엇보다 중요하다 (Seonggonge daehan uijireul pumneun geoseun mueotboda jungyohada).”
This means “Having the will to succeed is most important.” This proverb highlights the importance of setting goals, having a strong desire to achieve them, and the perseverance to see them through.

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7. ”해안이 보이지 않는 것을 이겨낼 용기가 없다면 절대로 바다를 건널 수 없다 (Haeani boiji anneun geoseul igyeonael yonggiga eopdamyeon jeoldaero badareul geonneol su eopda).”
This translates to “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” This quote emphasizes the need for courage and taking risks to achieve great things.

8. ”행복은 이미 완성된 것이 아니라, 당신의 행동으로부터 오는 것이다 (Haengbogeun imi wanseongdoen geosi anira, dangsinui haengdongeurobuteo oneun geosida).”
This means “Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” This proverb highlights that happiness is not a destination but rather a journey and a state of mind cultivated through positive actions.

9. ”누워서 떡 먹기 (Nuwoseo tteok meokgi)”
This literally translates to “Eating rice cakes while lying down.” This proverb means “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” and highlights the need for effort to achieve anything worthwhile.

10. ”가재는 게 편이다 (Gajaeineun ge pyeonida)”
This translates to “Even for a crab, its side is easier.” This proverb means “The familiar is easier, even if it’s not necessarily better.” It reflects a preference for what is known and comfortable, even if there might be better options available.