Compilation of chinese proverbs quotes,88 Famous and wise Chinese proverbs, sayings and quotes

Compilation of chinese proverbs quotes,88 Famous and wise Chinese proverbs, sayings and quotes

chinese proverbs quotes

1.
A book holds a house of gold. – chinese proverbs


2.
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. – chinese proverbs


3.
A camel standing amidst a flock of sheep.  – chinese proverbs


4.
A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood. – chinese proverbs


5.
A crane standing amidst a flock of chickens.  – chinese proverbs


6.
A dish of carrot hastily cooked may still has soil uncleaned off the vegetable. – chinese proverbs


7.
A dog won't forsake his master because of his poverty; a son never deserts his mother for her homely appearance.  – chinese proverbs


8.
A fall into a ditch makes you wiser. – chinese proverbs


9.
A good fortune may forbode a bad luck, which may in turn disguise a good fortune.  – chinese proverbs


10.
A horse cannot gain weight if not fed with extra fodder during the night; a man cannot become wealthy without earnings apart from his regular salaries.  – chinese proverbs


11.
A Jade stone is useless before it is processed; a man is good-for-nothing until he is educated. – chinese proverbs


12.
A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den.  – chinese proverbs


13.
A smile will gain you ten more years of life.  – chinese proverbs


14.
A tiger never returns to his prey he did not finish off.  – chinese proverbs


15.
A weasel comes to say Happy New Year to the chickens.  – chinese proverbs


16.
Add legs to the snake after you have finished drawing it. – chinese proverbs


17.
After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless. – chinese proverbs


18.
Age and time do not wait for people.  – chinese proverbs


19.
An ant may well destroy a whole dam. – chinese proverbs


20.
An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.  – chinese proverbs


21.
An overcrowded chicken farm produce fewer eggs.  – chinese proverbs


22.
Attack is the best defense.  – chinese proverbs


23.
Bad things never walk alone.  – chinese proverbs


24.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. – chinese proverbs


25.
Behind an able man there are always other able men. – chinese proverbs


26.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.  – chinese proverbs


27.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.  – chinese proverbs


28.
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  – chinese proverbs


29.
Butcher the donkey after it finished his job on the mill. – chinese proverbs


30.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.  – chinese proverbs


31.
Crows everywhere are equally black.  – chinese proverbs


32.
Dismantle the bridge shortly after crossing it. – chinese proverbs


33.
Distant water won't help to put out a fire close at hand. – chinese proverbs


34.
Distant water won't quench your immediate thirst.  – chinese proverbs


35.
Do not employ handsome servants.  – chinese proverbs


36.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.  – chinese proverbs


37.
Do not want others to know what you have done? Better not have done it anyways.  – chinese proverbs


38.
Dream different dreams while on the same bed.  – chinese proverbs


39.
Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.  – chinese proverbs


40.
Flies never visit an egg that has no crack.  – chinese proverbs


41.
Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger but a heart as soft as tofu.  – chinese proverbs


42.
Have one's ears pierced only before the wedding ceremony starts.  – chinese proverbs


43.
How can you expect to find ivory in a dog's mouth?  – chinese proverbs


44.
How can you put out a fire set on a cart-load of firewood with only a cup of water?  – chinese proverbs


45.
If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame. – chinese proverbs


46.
If you do not study hard when young you'll end up bewailing your failures as you grow up. – chinese proverbs


47.
If you have never done anything evil, you should not be worrying about devils to knock at your door.  – chinese proverbs


48.
If you want happiness for a lifetime; help someone else.  – chinese proverbs


49.
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 month; get married. If you want happiness for a year; inherit a fortune.  – chinese proverbs


50.
It is easy to dodge a spear that comes in front of you but hard to keep harms away from an arrow shot from behind.  – chinese proverbs


51.
Kill a chicken before a monkey.  – chinese proverbs


52.
Kill one to warn a hundred.  – chinese proverbs


53.
Lift a stone only to drop on your own feet.  – chinese proverbs


54.
Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.  – chinese proverbs


55.
Mend the pen only after the sheep are all gone.  – chinese proverbs


56.
No wind, no waves.  – chinese proverbs


57.
Not the cry, but the flight of the wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.  – chinese proverbs


58.
Not wine…men intoxicate themselves; Not vice…men entice themselves.  – chinese proverbs


59.
Of all the strategems, to know when to quit is the best. – chinese proverbs


60.
Once bitten by a snake, he/she is scared all his/her life at the mere sight of a rope.  – chinese proverbs


61.
Once on a tiger's back, it is hard to alight.  – chinese proverbs


62.
One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked. – chinese proverbs


63.
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.  – chinese proverbs


64.
One monk shoulders water by himself; two can still share the labor among them. When it comes to three, they have to go thirsty.  – chinese proverbs


65.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.  – chinese proverbs


66.
Paper can't wrap up a fire.  – chinese proverbs


67.
Pick up a sesame seed but lose sight of a watermelon.  – chinese proverbs


68.
Play a harp before a cow.  – chinese proverbs


69.
Public before private and country before family.  – chinese proverbs


70.
Regular feet can't be affected by irregular shoes.  – chinese proverbs


71.
Reshape one's foot to try to fit into a new shoe.  – chinese proverbs


72.
Shed no tears until seeing the coffin.  – chinese proverbs


73.
Some prefer carrot while others like cabbage.  – chinese proverbs


74.
The longer the night lasts, the more our dreams will be. – chinese proverbs


75.
There are always ears on the other side of the wall.  – chinese proverbs


76.
There is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it.  – chinese proverbs


77.
Three humble shoemakers brainstorming will make a great statesman.  – chinese proverbs


78.
To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.  – chinese proverbs


79.
To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep.  – chinese proverbs


80.
Vicious as a tigeress can be, she never eats her own cubs.  – chinese proverbs


81.
We are not so much concerned if you are slow as when you come to a halt.  – chinese proverbs


82.
When you are poor, neighbors close by will not come; once you become rich, you'll be surprised by visits from (alleged) relatives afar.  – chinese proverbs


83.
With true friends…even water drunk together is sweet enough.  – chinese proverbs


84.
Without rice, even the cleverest housewife cannot cook.  – chinese proverbs


85.
You can't catch a cub without going into the tiger's den.  – chinese proverbs


86.
You can't expect both ends of a sugar cane are as sweet.  – chinese proverbs


87.
You think you lost your horse? Who knows, he may bring a whole herd back to you someday.  – chinese proverbs


88.
You won't help shoots grow by pulling them up higher.  – chinese proverbs

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