Chinese Proverbs Sayings and Quotes

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


Temptation wrings integrity even as the thumbscrew twists a man's fingers.     

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You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.      

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Consider the past and you shall know the future.     

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Think of your own 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.     

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To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation     

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A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?     

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Three feet of ice does not result from one day of cold weather.     

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It is only when the cold season comes that we know the pine and cypress to be evergreens.     

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Losing comes of winning money.     

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To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping     

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A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.     

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It's as difficult to be rich without bragging as it is to be poor without complaining.     

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A man grows most tired while standing still.     

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

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Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.     

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A dog in desperation will leap over a wall.     

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A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den.     

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Thatch your roof before rainy weather; dig your well before you become parched with thirst.     

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An ant may well destroy a whole dam.     

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

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