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.


Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.     

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Of all the stratagems, to know when to quit is the best.     

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There are always ears on the other side of the wall.     

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

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

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Great boast, small roast.     

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The wise man and the tortoise travel but never leave their home.     

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If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.     

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Not until just before dawn do people sleep best; not until people get old do they become wise.     

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A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold.     

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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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Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.     

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A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark     

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

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Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.     

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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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To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.     

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Tiger father begets tiger son.     

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At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons.     

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A family in harmony will prosper in everything.     

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Forgo your anger for a moment and save yourself a hundred days of trouble.     

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In a broken nest there are few whole eggs.     

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Life is but a journey; death is returning home.     

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Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.     

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The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.     

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

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Every smile makes you a day younger.     

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Use your smile to change the world; don't let the world change your smile.     

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A lie has no legs, and cannot stand; but it has wings, and can fly far and wide.     

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All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.     

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