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29 Chinese Proverbs to Enlighten Your Mind

Chinese Proverbs  Crisis

A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.

Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Chinese Proverbs  Don'T Trust Everything You Read

It’s better to be without a book than to believe a book entirely.

Don’t trust everything you read.

Chinese Proverbs  Impatience

A little impatience will spoil great plans.

Beware when you feel yourself being impatient.

Chinese Proverb  Smile More

A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

Be happy, you’ll live longer.

Wise Chinese Proverbs  Express Yourself Purposefully

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

Express yourself purposefully.

Chinese Proverb  Ideas Can Be Worth A Lot

A book holds a house of gold.

Ideas can be worth millions!

Chinese Proverbs  Words Cannot Achieve Much Without Action

Talk does not cook rice.

Words alone cannot achieve much.

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Chinese Proverbs  Don'T Sweat The Little Things

A man who cannot tolerate small misfortunes can never accomplish great things.

Don’t sweat the little things.

Chinese Proverbs  Experience Is Earned Often When We No Longer Need It

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.

Experience is gained when we often no longer need it… Therefore learn from the experience of others.

Chinese Proverb  Always Grow

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

Never stop growing as a person.

Chinese Proverbs  Treat Others Well

Behave toward everyone as if receiving a guest.

Treat others well.

Chinese Proverbs  Learn Through Failure

A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.

Don’t be afraid of mistakes. Learn from your own mistakes.

Chinese Proverb  Accept The Good With The Bad

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

Accept the good with the bad.

Chinese Proverbs  Asking Questions Is The Only Way To Learn

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

Asking questions is the only way to learn.

Chinese Proverb  Time Is Most Valuable

An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold

Time is most valuable.

Chinese Proverb  Being Close Minded Is To Be Useless

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

Open your mind to stay useful.

Chinese Proverb  Solve Your Problem Rather Than Complain

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Don’t complain. Solve your problem.

Chinese Proverbs  Be Useful When Needed

A needle is not sharp at both ends.

Be useful when needed.

Wise Chinese Proverb  When Left With No Choice Even Something Harmless Will Attack

Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.

Beware of pushing the weak too far and leaving them no choice.

Chinese Proverbs  Habits Are Easy To Break When New, But Impossible When Formed

Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.

Habits are easy to break when new, but impossible when old.

Wise Chinese Proverbs  It'S Never Too Late To Make A Start

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.

It’s never too late to make a start.

Chinese Wisdoms  Use Less Words To Be More Precise

In a group of many words, there is bound to be a mistake somewhere in them.

Use less words to be more precise.

Chinese Proverbs  Patience May Be Hard To Exercise, But The Results Will Be Worth It

Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet.

Patience may be hard to exercise, but the results will be worth it.

Chinese Proverbs  Treat Your Family Gently

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.

Treat your family gently.

Chinese Proverbs  Listening Is Important

Listening well is as powerful as talking well, and is also as essential to true conversation.

Listening is important.

Chinese Proverbs  Listening Is More Important

Two good talkers are not worth one good listener.

Listening well is more important than speaking well.

Chinese Proverbs  Rejection Is Better Than Insincerity

A hundred no’s are less agonizing than one insincere yes.

Rejection is better than insincerity.

Chinese Proverb  Karma Will Bite You

He who cheats the earth will be cheated by the earth.

Don’t cheat. Karma will come back and haunt you.

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