Wisdom quotes: “Chinese proverbs”


“Chinese proverbs”


  • A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” 


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


  • “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.”


  • “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” – Chinese Proverb


  • “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 your strength is small, don’t carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don’t give advice.”


  • “Man’s schemes are inferior to those made by heaven.”


  • “Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.”


  • “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” 


  • “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” 


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


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


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


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


  • “Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.”


  • “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”


  • “With true friends…even water drunk together is sweet enough.” 


  • “All things are difficult before they are easy.”


  • “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”


  • “To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root.” 


  • “Outside noisy, inside empty.” 


  • “To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish.”


  • “Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.”


  • “A little impatience will spoil great plans.”


  • “Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
















9 Comments Add yours

    1. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed them! ❤

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  1. Each and every chinese proverb is profound and insightful, Amira. Awesome post.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal for your beautiful comment! 🙂 ❤


  2. Anita Bowden says:

    These are wonderful, Amira! ❤️

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    1. Oh that is great to hear Anita! 🙂 Thank you! ❤

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  3. LindaP says:

    Great wisdom! I I love the quote about patience in anger how much violence would end if that advice would be taken!!

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    1. So true Linda!!! And it is contagious… like road rage, makes other drivers irritable… On the other hand, kindness is also contagious 🙂 ❤


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