Not having arrived at the Yellow River, the heart is not dead.

Not having arrived at the Yellow River, the heart is not dead. — The moral of this proverb, or a meaning could be Only when there is no road left does one finally feel despair. Also means no tears until one sees one’s own coffin. Figuratively: Feeling despair only when one arrives at the Yellow River. (This is a rough translation from a Chinese proverb)