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.


There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.     

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True gold fears no fire.     

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Reunion after long separation is even better than one's wedding night.     

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

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If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.     

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Don't listen to what they say, go see.     

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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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Defeat teach us us life's most valuable lessons.     

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Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.     

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Reunion after long separation is even better than one's wedding night.     

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Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.     

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

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The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.     

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Slander piles itself before the door of a widow.     

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Slander cannot destroy an honest man, when the flood recedes the rock is there.     

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If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.     

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A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.     

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

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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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A tiger never returns to his prey he did not finish off.     

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Tiger father begets tiger son.     

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It is the beautiful bird that gets caged.     

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Beauty does not ensnare men; they ensnare themselves.     

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The best memory is not so firm as faded ink.      

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An old friend met in a far country is like rain after a drought.     

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Spend a new penny on an old friend and share an old pleasure with a new friend.     

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When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, some build windmills.      

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

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If you are in a hurry you will never get there.     

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A bad word whispered will echo a hundred miles     

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