Chinese Quotes And Proverbs

Chinese quotes and proverbs are famous for their simplicity and depth.

The Chinese culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world and its philosophers are known as a source of great wisdom and inspiration.

As you read these Chinese quotes and proverbs you will come to understand why they have been remembered and repeated for thousands of years.

"There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same."


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

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Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.

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To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

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A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.

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A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

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

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Talk doesn't cook rice.


Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

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Once bitten by a snake, you are even frightened by a rope that resembles a snake.

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Pick the flower when it is ready to be picked.

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A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

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You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.

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A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

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Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.



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

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If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.

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

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The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.

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A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

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If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice.

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Never write a letter while you are angry.

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The palest ink is better than the best memory.

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A dog in a kennel barks at his fleas; a dog hunting does not notice them.

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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.



Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.

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If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

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Behind an able man there are always other able men.

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If you don't go into the cave of the tiger, how are you going to get its cub?

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

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The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.


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