Chinese Sayings

A library of profound chinese sayings worth reflecting on.

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

If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it.

A book holds a house of gold.

If you do not study hard when young you'll end up bewailing your failures as you grow up.

Dig the well before you are thirsty.

A nation's treasure is in its scholars.

If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him.

If a son is uneducated, his dad is to blame.

Distant water won't quench your immediate thirst.

After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless.

Bad things never walk alone.

If you have never done anything evil, you should not be worrying about devils to knock at your door.

You can't catch a cub without going into the tiger's den.

A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

Shed no tears until seeing the coffin.

One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.

Add legs to the snake after you have finished drawing it.

An ant may well destroy a whole dam.

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.

Behind an able man there are always other able men.

Do not employ handsome servants.

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

Distant water won't help to put out a fire close at hand.

Age and time do not wait for people.

You won't help shoots grow by pulling them up higher.

You think you lost your horse? Who knows, he may bring a whole herd back to you someday.

An overcrowded chicken farm produce fewer eggs.

No wind, no waves.

Attack is the best defense.

Butcher the donkey after its finished its job on the mill.

The man who moved a mountain was the one who began carrying away small stones.   

                           - Chinese Proverb      

Confucius sayings.

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