Chinese quotes and proverbs

Here are some Chinese quotations and proverbs.
Trust the Chinese to give out wise words..

“He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.”

“If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow”

“Get drunk while there still is wine”

“The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.”

“Don’t use whom you doubt, don’t doubt who you choose to use. ”

This is a real wisdom saying that every salesperson should follow. “Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile.”

“All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws. ”
~CHinese saying on Cats

“Heaven means to be one with God.”

I like this Chinese proverb a lot, “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” Like they say, those who don’t read have no advantage over those that who can’t.

This one is a really inspirational saying, “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.”

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one. ”

“A single beam cannot support a great house.”

“Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil. ”

“Dig the well before you are thirsty.” This means that you should be prepared for all eventuality.

I really like this Chinese saying, “Do not employ handsome servants.”

“Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.”

” If you bow at all, bow low. ”

“Be on a horse when you go in search of a better one. ”

“He who strikes the first blow admits he’s lost the argument. ” This is a Chinese proverb we should all remember always.

“Count not what is lost but what is left. ”
~ This chinese proverb is something that we should remember in these times of recession.

2 thoughts on “Chinese quotes and proverbs

  1. Mary Anne Marnham on

    These sayings are truely inspirational. The one I really love is “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still”. What a message1 Do you have anything that could help my son with his public speaking? The theme is “The future is ours”. He is looking for quotes like “reach for the stars” or something to lead him into & out of his speach. He is 12years old. Tnank you so much.

    Mary-Anne Marnham.

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