Chinese Proverbs and Famous Quotations.

Chinese Proverbs

Learning is a Treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.*****

Gold is plentiful compared to old friends.*****

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

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it.***

A book tightly shut is but a block of paper.

A fool judges people by the presents they give him.

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

Dig the well before you are thirsty.

Do not employ handsome servants

Do not remove a fly from your friend’s forehead with a hatchet.

Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile.

If you bow at all, bow low.

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood

Donkey’s lips do not fit onto a horse’s mouth.

Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.*****

Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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

A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

When you want to test the depths of a stream, don’t use both feet.

You can only go halfway into the darkest forest; then you are coming out the other side.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.****

Respect yourself and others will respect you. ***

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.

Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake.

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.

A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do you know that his future will not be equal to our present?

It is not possible for one to teach others, who cannot teach his own family.

In his errors a man is true to type. Observe the errors and you will know the man.

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.******

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

Famous Quotations

It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

 The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines – so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.

Wonder, is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves.

 Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.

 Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

Women should be obscene and not heard.

She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon.

Go, and never darken my towels again.

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.


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