Chinese ProverbsEnjoy these ancident chinese proverbs. Wise sayings in the form of proverbs from China that have been passed down for generations. Many of these are famous and offer wisdom of the ages! We hope you find our collection inspirational.
A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.
I was angered, for I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Blessings do not come in pairs; misfortunes never come singly.
Give a man a fish, and you feed him a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
It is not the knowing that is difficult,
A bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles. Chinese Proverb
The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Talk does not cook rice.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose.
Small men think they are small; great men never know they are great.
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.
Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.
A man without a smiling face must not open shop.
Dig the well before you are thirsty.
Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Do not anxiously hope for that which is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.
If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice.
Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.
A nation's treasure is in its scholars.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone 's letter.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it.
When you drink the water, remember the spring.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Grow a tree for ten years; grow men for a hundred.
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
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