Most popular Chinese proverbs quotes
He who strikes the first blow admits he has lost the argument.
One evening's conversation with a superior man is better than ten years of study.
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.
Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Too much politeness conceals deceit.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but, follow no one absolutely.
People live like birds in the woods: When the time comes, each must take flight.
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.
Only when the cold sets in do you notice the pines and cypresses turning green.
There is but one way to be born but a hundred ways to die.
Life is but a journey; death is returning home.
If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world.
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.
It is better to be a small stream, than a deep ditch.
One good teacher outweights a ton of books.
If you think too long on your next step, you will end up in life standing on one leg.
To uncover the truth is not difficult, but to follow the truth is formidable.
The journey is the reward.
Govern your family as you would cook a small fish — very very gently.
Children's mouths speak the truth.
If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.
Dig the well before you are thirsty.
A book, tight shut, is but a block of paper.
Whatever will satisfy hunger is good food.
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
He who waits for a roast duck to fly into his mouth must wait a very, very long time.
Give a man a fish and he will live for a day; give him a net, and he will live for a lifetime.
You can't help someone uphill without getting closer to the top yourself.
Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
If You wish to be happy for an hour, get intoxicated. If you wish to be happy for three days, get married If you wish to be happy for eight days, kill your pig and eat it. But If you wish to be happy forever become a gardener.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
If thine enemy wrong thee, buy each of his children a drum.
You must scale the mountain if you would view the plain.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
If thine enemy wrongs thee, buy each of his children a drum.
The fish sees the bait, not the hook.
Patience and the mulberry leaf become a silk gown.
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
He who keeps the hills, burns the wood; he who keeps the streams drinks the water.
A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
Think of your faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.