“Flog my erring child” comes from the lips, “don’t hurt him/her” comes from the bottom of the heart.

                   请人教训子女只是随口说说,不让人伤害子女才是真心话。(flog:鞭打;鞭挞)  

       A bad mother wishes for good children.

                  坏母亲也想生好孩子。    

       A bad wife takes advice from every one but her own husband.

                   恶妻接受每个人的意见,就是不接受自己丈夫的意见。

       A bad wife wishes her husband’s heel turned homewards, and not his toe.

                   不忠的妻子总是希望自己的丈夫出门,而不愿他回家。   

       A child does not die because the mother’s breasts are dry.

                   没有母亲照顾的孩子也能自行成长。

       A child who denies their mother a night’s sleep will also remain awake.

                  睡着时会反抗母亲的孩子即使醒着也会。  

       A child who fears beating, would never admit that he played with a missing knife.

                 害怕挨揍的孩子,绝不会承认刀子是他拿去玩的。      

       A child who is to be successful is not to be reared exclusively on a bed of down.

                日后会成功的孩童,不会是温室里的花朵。