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Chinese Proverbs

Chinese Proverbs

Chinese Proverbs

  1. A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
  2. A bad word worshiped will echo for a hundred miles.
  3. A bird can perch but a mouse on a branch cannot drink more than what a river can fill.
  4. The bird sings because it has a song.
  5. A candle lights others and burns itself.
  6. A clear conscience is never afraid of the knock of midnight.
  7. The shrewd man minimizes the greatest trouble and not the smallest one at all.
  8. A closed mind is like a closed book.
  9. A crisis is an opportunity to ride the dangerous wind.
  10. Falling into an abyss makes you wiser.
  11. A good book is like a good friend.
  12. A good memory can’t beat a bad pen.
  13. A good name is better than a good face.
  14. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  15. A little impatience will spoil big plans.
  16. A man gets most tired when he is standing still.
  17. A person who cannot tolerate small misfortunes can never do great things.
  18. A person without a smiling face should not open a shop.
  19. A needle is not sharp at both ends.
  20. A man of high principles is one who can watch an entire chess game without comment. Chinese Proverbs
  21. One conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.
  22. A smile dispels many worries.
  23. A smile will give you ten more years of life.
  24. A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant person follows public opinion.
  25. A book keeps a house of gold.
  26. All things are difficult before they become easy.
  27. Everything changes, and we change with them.
  28. An inch of time is worth an inch of gold.
  29. An inch of gold cannot buy an inch of time.
  30. An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet.
  31. As distance tests the strength of a horse so time reveals a person’s character.
  32. Don’t be afraid to grow slowly, be afraid to just stand still.
  33. Before setting out to make the world a better place, first take a quick look around your house.
  34. Treat everyone like someone is welcoming a guest.
  35. A flawless diamond is better than a flawless pebble.
  36. A hut where one is happy is better than a palace where one weeps.
  37. It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
  38. Blessings come in disguise.
  39. By falling we learn to walk safely.
  40. Control your emotions or they will control you.
  41. Dig a well before you get thirsty.
  42. Distant water does not extinguish a nearby fire.
  43. Don’t believe that you will reach your destination without leaving the shore.
  44. How does a man rise above while suffering deepening pain?
  45. Even a dragon struggles to control a snake in its home.
  46. Even a rabbit will bite when cornered.
  47. Even an honest officer finds it difficult to settle family disputes.
  48. There is an innate goodness in every child born.
  49. Every step creates a footprint.
  50. Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it.
  51. Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
  52. Failure is the mother of success.
  53. Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
  54. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Chinese Proverbs
  55. Rule a family like you cook a small fish – very gently.
  56. Guessing is cheap, but guessing wrong can be costly.
  57. Habits are first a cobweb; Cable at the end.
  58. Happiness is the best cosmetic.
  59. He who asks questions is a fool for five minutes; He who does not question remains a fool forever.
  60. He who cheats the earth will be cheated by the earth.
  61. One who returns from a journey is not the same as he had gone.
  62. He who sacrifices his conscience for ambition burns the portrait to obtain the ashes.
  63. He who thinks too much about his every move always stands on one leg.
  64. If small potholes are not repaired, there will be trouble with big potholes.
  65. If you always give, you will always have.
  66. If you have patience in a moment of anger, you will be saved from the sorrow of hundred days. Chinese Proverbs
  67. If you have to bow down, then bow down.
  68. If you don’t do stupid things, you won’t end up in tragedy.
  69. If you plan for one year, plant rice. If you plan for ten years, plant a tree. If you plan for 100 years, educate the human race.
  70. If you want to know the way forward, ask those who have returned.
  71. If you want your children to live a peaceful life, let them suffer a little hunger and a little cold. Chinese Proverbs
  72. You can’t blame the mirror if your face is ugly.
  73. If your mind is strong, then every difficult task becomes easy; If your mind is weak then all easy things will become difficult.
  74. In hardship, we see true friendship.
  75. It is easy to find a thousand soldiers, but difficult to find a good general.
  76. It’s easy to open a store – it’s hard to keep it open.
  77. It is not hard to know, but hard to do.
  78. It takes more than one cold day for a river to freeze one meter deep.
  79. It is better to live without a book than to believe completely in a book.
  80. It is better to walk a thousand miles than to read a thousand books.
  81. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
  82. Learning without thinking is deceptive; Thought without learning is dangerous.
  83. Learning is a weightless treasure that you can always carry with you easily.
  84. Listening well is just as powerful as speaking well, and is just as essential to genuine conversation.Chinese Proverbs
  85. Live till old age, and study till old age.
  86. Deep love, deep chastisement.
  87. Love is not about getting, it is about enjoying what you have.
  88. Man cannot be judged by appearance
  89. The ocean cannot be measured with a cup.
  90. The plans of man are inferior to the plans of heaven.
  91. Married couples say thousands of things to each other without speaking.
  92. Men stumble not on mountains, but on the ground.
  93. No matter how high a mountain is, it cannot block the sun.
  94. Having many friends do not mean deep friendship.
  95. Often a person finds his destiny where he hides to avoid it.
  96. One beam, no matter how big, cannot support an entire house by itself.
  97. The one who stands straight is not afraid of a crooked shadow.
  98. Opportunity knocks at the door only once.
  99. Chaos outside, desolation inside.
  100. Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet.
  101. Pearls do not live by the sea. If you want one, you’ll have to dive for it.
  102. Radishes and greens, each has those who love them.
  103. Ripe fruit falls on itself – but it doesn’t fall into your mouth.
  104. Small men think they are small; Great men never that know they are great.
  105. Solve one problem, and you keep a hundred others away.
  106. The thing doesn’t cook rice.
  107. The teacher opens the door, enter yourself.
  108. Tell me I forgot, show me I remember, involve me I understand.
  109. Tenacity and adversity are old enemies.
  110. Stress is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.
  111. The best time to plant trees was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
  112. The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.
  113. The people who talk best are not the only ones who can tell you the most interesting things. Chinese Proverbs
  114. A man attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.
  115. A person who is his own boss cannot tolerate another boss.
  116. There are two kinds of perfect people: those who have died, and those who have not yet been born.
  117. Think about your faults in the first half of the night and others’ faults in the second half.
  118. Those who only want speed do not succeed.
  119. Timely repayment of the loan makes it easier to borrow for the second time.
  120. To be completely at ease for a day is to be immortal for a day.
  121. Knowing another is not knowing someone’s face, but knowing the heart of that person.
  122. Talking too much and getting nowhere is like climbing a tree to catch a fish.
  123. You have to raise children yourself to understand the love of your parents.
  124. True knowledge is when one knows the limits of one’s knowledge.
  125. Two good speakers do not make one good listener.
  126. Water flows only to flow out.
  127. We count our sorrows carefully and accept our blessings without much thought.
  128. What you don’t want for yourself, don’t do for others.
  129. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
  130. Water with love is enough; food without love does not satisfy.
  131. With truth, you can go anywhere; without the truth, you cannot take even a small step.
  132. You can’t get fat from one mouthful of food. 0 0 0.

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