Original Chinese of oft quoted proverb

December 20, 2011, 05:36 PM posted in General Discussion


I came across an interesting quote (see below) which is repeated on several different proverb websites.  However, I've been hitherto unable to locate its source, or even the original Chinese characters for it ... Which leads me to ask:

Is this, in fact, an authentic Chinese proverb?  If so, would someone be able to provide the original Chinese for it, and maybe even its source?

Thanks y'all!  Have fun!

"To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon."  — Chinese Proverb

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