Chinese Proverb

Family of languages comprising one of the two branches of Sino-Tibetan. They are spoken by about 95% of the inhabitants of China and by many communities of Chinese immigrants elsewhere

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A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.Rate it:
A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.Rate it:
A book holds a house of gold.Rate it:
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.Rate it:
A book tightly shut is but a block of paper.Rate it:
A closed mind is like a closed book just a block of wood.Rate it:
A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.Rate it:
A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.Rate it:
A fool judges people by the presents they give him.Rate it:
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.Rate it:
A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.Rate it:
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.Rate it:
A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.Rate it:
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.Rate it:
After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless.Rate it:
An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.Rate it:
Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still.Rate it:
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.Rate it:
Be the first to the field and the last to the couch.Rate it:
Behind an able man there are always other able men.Rate it:
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.Rate it:
Climb mountains to see lowlands.Rate it:
Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.Rate it:
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.Rate it:
Dig the well before you are thirsty.Rate it:
Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.Rate it:
Do not employ handsome servants.Rate it:
Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.Rate it:
Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.Rate it:
Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown.Rate it:
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.Rate it:
Enough shovels of earth ..........................a mountain. Enough pails of water ...............................a river.Rate it:
Fall down seven times, get up eight. Japanese ProverbRate it:
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.Rate it:
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.Rate it:
Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.Rate it:
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.Rate it:
He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.Rate it:
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.Rate it:
He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.Rate it:
He who hurries can not walk with dignity.Rate it:
He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain.Rate it:
I dreamed a thousand new paths. . . I woke and walked my old one.Rate it:
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.Rate it:
If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him.Rate it:
If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person. If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world.Rate it:
If you always give You will always have.Rate it:
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.Rate it:
If you are planning for a year, sow rice if you are planning for a decade, plant trees if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.Rate it:
If you are rich, you speak the truth if you are poor, your words are but lies.Rate it:
If you bow at all, bow low.Rate it:
If you get up one more time than you fall you will make it through.Rate it:
If you must play, decide on three things at the start the rules of he game, the stakes, and the quitting time.Rate it:
If you see in your wine the reflection of a person not in your range of vision, don't drink it.Rate it:
If you stand straight Do not fear a crooked shadow.Rate it:
If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if ypu employ him, don't suspect him.Rate it:
If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.Rate it:
In reviling, it is not necessary to prepare a preliminary draft.Rate it:
Judge not the horse by his saddle.Rate it:
Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.Rate it:
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.Rate it:
Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but, follow no one absolutely.Rate it:
Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.Rate it:
Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it.Rate it:
Married couples tell each other a thousand things without speech.Rate it:
Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.Rate it:
Never write a letter while you are angry.Rate it:
One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.Rate it:
One should be just as careful in choosing one's pleasures as in avoiding calamities.Rate it:
Practice no vice because it's trivial... Neglect no virtue because it's so.Rate it:
Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.Rate it:
Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.Rate it:
Take a second look... It costs you nothing.Rate it:
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.Rate it:
Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.Rate it:
The beginning of wisdom is calling things by their right names.Rate it:
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.Rate it:
The gem cannot be polished without friction, not a man perfected without trials.Rate it:
The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind.Rate it:
The man who does not learn is dark, like one walking in the night.Rate it:
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.Rate it:
The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.Rate it:
The palest ink is better than the best memory.Rate it:
The sheep may become king, but the sheep will always remember the lion. Congolese ProverbRate it:
There are two perfect men one dead, and the other unborn.Rate it:
There is many a good man to be found under a shabby hat.Rate it:
Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot.Rate it:
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep.Rate it:
To know and know that you know, not to know and know that you don't know, that is to know.Rate it:
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.Rate it:
Unles we change direction, we are likely to wind up where we are headed.Rate it:
Use power to curb power.Rate it:
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.Rate it:
When you drink the water, remember the spring.Rate it:
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.Rate it:
When you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet.Rate it:
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.Rate it:
With true friends...even water drunk together is sweet enough.Rate it:

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