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.


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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Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect.     

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A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.     

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Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.     

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The old are the precious gem in the center of the household.     

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Do not anxiously expect what is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.     

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Heaven has a road, but no one travels it; Hell has no gate but men will dig to get there.     

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Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.     

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Tiger father begets tiger son.     

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A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.     

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Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.     

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Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.     

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A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.     

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The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.     

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A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.     

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Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.     

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When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.     

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The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them.     

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Eat less, taste more.     

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If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.     

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Pearls don't lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.     

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You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying overhead, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.     

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All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.     

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Good people get cheated, just as good horses get ridden.     

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Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.     

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

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Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.     

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To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.     

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