The old horse in the stable still yearns to run 1000 li 1.

The old horse in the stable still yearns to run 1000 li 1. — The moral of this proverb, or a meaning could be Don’t underestimate experienced people, old people still may have great ambitions and potential. Another one is “The older the ginger the hotter the spice”. Literally One of the meanings of this proverb could be… Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long time, you learn about the character of your friend. This can be used positively to praise a true friend; or negatively to criticize friends that could not stand a test. (This is a rough translation from a Chinese proverb)