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35 Wonderful Chinese Proverbs

Damien Thomas



Chinese Proverbs

I think you are really going to enjoy the following wonderful collection of Chinese proverbs. Filled with wisdom and life experience, these proverbs have been shared and passed down as valuable life lessons from generation to generation for centuries. Some of these proverbs are as old as the ancient Chinese Dynasties and indeed the Great Wall itself.

I really hope that you enjoy this collection of great Chinese proverbs and that you will continue with the tradition of sharing them with your friends.


1. “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” — Chinese Proverb


2. “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Chinese Proverb


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3. “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.” Chinese Proverb


4. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu


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5. “Do not be afraid of moving slowly. Be afraid of standing still.” — Chinese Proverb


6. “If you always give, you will always have.” Chinese Proverb


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7. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” Chinese Proverb


8. “Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” Chinese Proverb


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9. “If you survived a storm, you won’t be bothered by the rain.” Chinese Proverb


10. “If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” Lao Tzu


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11. “Love is not about possession, it’s all about appreciation.” Chinese Proverb


12. “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” — Chinese Proverb


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13. “Before preparing to improve the world, first look around your own home three times.” — Chinese Proverb


14. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” — Chinese Proverb


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15. “A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.” Chinese Proverb


16. “Give a man fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” Chinese Proverb


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17. “Life is like an echo. What you send out usually comes back to you.” Chinese Proverb


18. “A diamond with a flaw is better than a common stone that is perfect.” Chinese Proverb


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19. “Opportunity knocks at the door only once.” Chinese Proverb


20. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Chinese Proverb


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21. “Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.” Chinese Proverb


22. “A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.” Chinese Proverb


Chinese Quote About Wisdom


23. “Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” Chinese Proverb


24. “He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness.” Chinese Proverb


Chinese Proverb About Happiness


25. “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.” Lao Tzu


26. “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.” — Chinese Proverb


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27. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” Chinese Proverb


28. “A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” — Chinese Proverb


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29. “Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.” — Chinese Proverb


30. “He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” — Chinese Proverb


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31. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius


32. “One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.” Chinese Proverb


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33. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” Chinese Proverb


34. “He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.” Chinese Proverb

Chinese Quote About War


35. “A bird does not sing because he has the answer to something, he sings because he has a song.” Chinese Proverb


I really hope that you enjoyed reading this collection of wonderful Chinese Proverbs and Quotes.