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

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