Chinese Proverb Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Chinese Proverb quotes, Chinese Proverb sayings, and Chinese Proverb proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.      

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Adapt the remedy to the disease.      

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When the pupil is ready, the teacher will come.      

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One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade.      

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Control your emotions or they will control you.      

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Even though you have ten thousand fields, you can eat but one measure of rice a day.      

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It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.      

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What you cannot avoid, welcome.      

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Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.      

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and he'll eat forever.      

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He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.

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Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.

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What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away.

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A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.     

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Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself.

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If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.

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With true friends...even water drunk together is sweet enough.     

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If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.

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Either do not begin or, having begun, do not give up.

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A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.     

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Every smile makes you a day younger.

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Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.     

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Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases.     

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If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.

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Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.

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Continually give, continually gain.     

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The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.      

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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 pe     

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When you drink the water, remember the spring.

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Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise.

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