Chinese Proverb Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Chinese Proverb quotes and Chinese Proverb sayings, and Chinese Proverb proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Life is but a journey; death is returning home."

"In a broken nest there are few whole eggs."

"Forgo your anger for a moment and save yourself a hundred days of trouble."

"A family in harmony will prosper in everything."

"To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself."

"Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

"A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark"

"Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire."

"A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold."

"Not until just before dawn do people sleep best; not until people get old do they become wise."

"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."

"The wise man and the tortoise travel but never leave their home."

"Great boast, small roast."

"There are always ears on the other side of the wall."

"Of all the stratagems, to know when to quit is the best."

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."

"To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous."

"Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep."

"A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it."

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."

"Good people get cheated, just as good horses get ridden."

"All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws."

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

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

"If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words."

"Eat less, taste more."

"The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them."

"When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them."

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

"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses."

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