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  In anger, a person becomes a danger to himself and to others.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

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

  He who loves music learns to soothe his own sorrows.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who seeks beauty with a pure heart finds what he is searching for.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you're poor, change and you'll succeed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you want your children to have a quiet life, let them always be a little hungry and cold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Great love makes us capable of great courage.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Success and fortune will follow the brave.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better to learn one thing well than to know ten superficially.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Experience is not a kind teacher, but it is always a truthful one.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Nobody's family can hang up the sign: 'Nothing the matter here.'  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Govern a family as you would fry a small fish: very, very carefully.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One may give up a father though he be a magistrate, but not a mother though she be a beggar.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If the family lives in harmony, all affairs will prosper.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If one eats less, one will taste more.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Make friendships with men better than yourself; better none than those like yourself.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Always treat your friends as when you first met them; then in old age you will have no hatred in your heart.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Good health is one blessing that cannot be bought.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  No one has yet found any substitute for honesty.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  By filling one's head instead of one's pocket, one cannot be robbed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Curiosity always finds knowledge.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who has conquered himself is worthy of leadership.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To live well is better than to be rich.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Love and leprosy: few escape.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A couple who spends one happy day together is blessed with a hundred days of affection.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  With money you are a dragon, without it you are a worm.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you have money you can make the devil push your grindstone.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Look upon adversity as opportunity in disguise.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  In a struggle between strength and patience, patience will win.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The two words, peace and tranquility, are worth a thousand pieces of gold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Responsibility is the price of leadership.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you do not enter the tiger's den, how can you get his cub?  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If your mind is strong, all difficult things will become easy; if your mind is weak, all easy things will become difficult.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To be trusted is to be loved.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Virtue never lives alone. It always finds good company.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A wise person knows when to play the foul.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A woman's sword is her tongue, and she does not let it rust.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Judge a person not by his ability to make money, but by his ability to retain it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Ability in itself is nothing when denied opportunity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If brothers disagree, the bystander takes advantage.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If brothers disagree, the bystander takes advantage.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Defeat is never a bitter brew until one agrees to swallow it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To rise high, conceal ambition.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If a person has ambition, things will be accomplished.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If a person has ambition, things will be accomplished.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Things of today, accomplished today.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  You must persevere to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Adversity teaches us life's most valuable lessons.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Adversity brings us into deep waters not to drown us, but to cleanse us.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Be frugal in prosperity, fear not in adversity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tenacity and adversity are old foes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who has never met adversity will not develop foresight.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Look upon adversity as opportunity in disguise.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Those who need advice most will accept it least.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Advice given at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who restrains his appetite avoids debt.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is difficult to satisfy one's appetite by painting by painting pictures of cakes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Those who are prospering do not argue about taxes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  More powerful than any army is an idea whose time has arrived.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  An army of a thousand is easy to find, but, ah, how difficult to find a general.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who is wise in strategy carries an army in his mind.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Each person equals a grain of sand, but an army is like a block of gold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Blame yourself as you would blame others; excuse others as you would excuse yourself.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A poor workman should not blame his tools.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The most timid soul is made bold by necessity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The young and bold favor speed, while the old and the experienced move slowly.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who has character has courage.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  There is no poverty where there is character, and no wealth or honor where character is missing.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A noble ancestry cannot guarantee a noble character.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Only time and effort bring proficiency.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Courtesy is the mark of a civilized person.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who oppresses others is always a coward.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Customers are the precious things; goods are only grass.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  In anger, a person becomes a danger to himself and to others.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Biggest profits mean gravest risks.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Even a clever daughter-in-law finds it hard to cook without rice.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you have money you can make the devil push your grindstone.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Diligence and constancy of purpose achieve the impossible.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you want your dinner, don't offend the cook.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The doctor who rides in a chair will not visit the house of the poor.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk; happy for a long time, fall in love; happy for ever, take up gardening.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The elephant is killed because he has tusks.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A guilty conscience is the enemy within.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better to drink the weak tea of a friend than the sweet wine of an enemy.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If a man has no enemies, fortune has ignored him.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better a hundred foes outside the home than one enemy within.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Look to your enemy for a chance to succeed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Be frugal in prosperity, fear not in adversity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.  
 -  Chinese Proverb
  

  We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Even the gods and immortals sometimes make mistakes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Yellow gold is plentiful in the world; white-haired old friends are few.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If two men unite, their money will buy gold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not pray for gold and jade and precious things, but pray that your children and grandchildren may all be good.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Advice given at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Each person equals a grain of sand, but an army is like a block of gold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Yellow gold has its price; learning is priceless.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If there is gold in the house, there are money scales waiting outside to weigh it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Pure gold does not fear the furnace.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Water quenches thirst and food sates our hunger, but no amount of gold will satisfy greed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Greed comes into one's heart to steal peace of mind.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When the guests have gone the host is at peace.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not hope to reach a destination without ever leaving the shore.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  In the land of hope, there is no winter.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The old horse in the stable still yearns to run 1000 miles.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Cavalry horses delight in battle.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A long journey tests a horse; a long-drawn-out conflict tests a friendship.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Riding a mule while looking for a horse.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A clever horse needs only one touch of the whip.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Even the gods and immortals sometimes make mistakes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Laughter is the music of one's soul. One is never really poor if he can afford to laugh.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Don't laugh at him who is old; the same will assuredly happen to us.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Proprietary governs the superior man; law, the inferior man.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is better to enter the mouth of a tiger than a court of law.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Though annoyed to death, do not file a lawsuit.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Win your lawsuit and lose your money.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Indecision hinders luck and fortune.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Anger is a luxury one cannot afford.   
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  No medicine can cure a vulgar man.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Mischief all comes from much opening of the mouth.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When the emperor makes a mistake, all the people suffer.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is a mistake to go to a Buddhist monastery to borrow a comb.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  In a multitude of words there will certainly be a mistake.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Even the gods and immortals sometimes make mistakes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who loves music learns to soothe his own sorrows.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Talk of music only to a musician.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Laughter is the music of one's soul. One is never really poor if he can afford to laugh.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Necessity brings strength and perseverance.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tenacity and adversity are old foes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Victory belongs to the most persevering.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  You must persevere to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Our pleasures are shallow; our sorrows are deep.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Pride and prejudice are brothers.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Profit is always directly related to risk.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not profit from the misfortune of others.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Life can never give security; it can only promise opportunity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who speaks without modesty will not keep his promises.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The rich add riches to riches; the poor add years to years.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  What is told in the ear of a man is often heard 100 miles away.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better to be too sceptical than to be too trusting.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If one is in harmony with his family, he has found the secret of success.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When you go out to buy, don't show your silver.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If there is a strong general there will be no weak soldiers.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Speak softly and be slow to begin your speech.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Spring is as changeable as a stepmother's face.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The more stupid, the happier.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Unless one pretends to be stupid and deaf, it is difficult to be a mother-in-law or father-in-law.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A clever wife often sleeps with a stupid husband.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Just as incense emits no fragrance until it is burned, talent is not recognized until it is used.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who wastes talent throws away his blessings.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Concealed talents benefit no one.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Experience is not a kind teacher, but it is always a truthful one.  
 -  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.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Your teacher can lead you to the door; the acquiring of learning rests with each person.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Once one is a teacher, one becomes a parent for life.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you do not enter the tiger's den, how can you get his cub?  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To beat a tiger one must have a brother's help.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A paper tiger does not bear close scrutiny.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Don't caress the tiger's whiskers when he is sleeping.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tiger father begets tiger son.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Sit atop the mountain and watch the tigers fight.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is better to enter the mouth of a tiger than a court of law.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tiger and deer do not walk together.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who rides the tiger finds it difficult to dismount.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not intimidate. Empower.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Exit the door, check the weather. Enter the door, check the face.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better to drink the weak tea of a friend than the sweet wine of an enemy.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  In the land of hope, there is no winter.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Inferior in youth, not much use in old age.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The journey is the reward.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A smile will gain you ten more years of life  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in mens clothes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A smile will gain you ten more years of life.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Frugality is the mother of prosperity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is wealth enough to learn the meaning of contentment.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To live well is better than to be rich.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Unless one pretends to be stupid and deaf, it is difficult to be a mother-in-law or father-in- law.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If there is a strong general there will be no weak soldiers.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk; happy for a long time, fall in love; happy for ever, take up gardening.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better to learn one thing well than to know ten superficially.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Virtue never lives alone. It always finds good company.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Life can never give security; it can only promise opportunity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Clumsy birds have need of early flight.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Adversity teaches us life's most valuable lessons.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A single day of sub-zero temperature is not enough to create three feet of ice.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A little help is worth more than a load of sympathy.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Look upon adversity as opportunity in disguise.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To safe a single life is better than building a seven-story pagoda.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The crow does not roost with the phoenix.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The rich add riches to riches; the poor add years to years.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When you paint a dragon, you paint his skin; it is difficult to paint the bones. When you know a man, you know his face but not his heart.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The doctor who rides in a chair will not visit the house of the poor.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you do not enter the tiger's den, how can you get his cub?  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If one word does not succeed, ten thousand are of no avail.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When you talk on the road, remember there may be men in the grass.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Our pleasures are shallow; our sorrows are deep.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  We earn a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Make friendships with men better than yourself; better none than those like yourself.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If two men unite, their money will buy gold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A little bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Fortune comes in many disguises.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is a little thing to starve to death; it is a serious matter to lose one's virtue.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Fate is influenced by good deeds.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Virtue travels uphill, vice travels downhill.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Life is a dream walking, death is going home.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Gems are polished by rubbing, just as men are made brilliant by trials.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who can promise nothing is a poor person.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Laughter is the music of one's soul. One is never really poor if he can afford to laugh.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  By filling one's head instead of one's pocket, one cannot be robbed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Write in sand the bad things done to you. Carve in stone the good things you want to remember.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Great love makes us capable of great courage.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A thousand taels won't purchase a laugh.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Your teacher can lead you to the door; the acquiring of learning rests with each person.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Even though a snake enter a bamboo tube, it still inclines to wriggle.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  No journey is ever long with good company.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  No medicine can cure a vulgar man.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Pride is often used to cover weakness.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The foolish wander while the wise travel.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Opening a wound to treat it could create a new injury.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Defeat is never a bitter brew until one agrees to swallow it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not hope to reach a destination without ever leaving the shore.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Talk doesn’t cook rice.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Propriety governs the superior man; law, the inferior man.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not pray for gold and jade and precious things, but pray that your children and grandchildren may all be good.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  With money you are a dragon, without it you are a worm.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To know one's self is to know others, for heart can understand heart.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Much talk brings on trouble; much food brings on indigestion.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Eloquence provides persuasion, but truth brings sincerity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The quiet duck puts his foot on the unobservant worm.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  After being struck on the head with an axe, it is a positive pleasure to be beaten about the body with a wooden club.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He is truly a superior man who can look upon a game of chess in silence.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Once one is a teacher, one becomes a parent for life.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A paper tiger does not bear close scrutiny.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Only fools seek credit from the achievements of their ancestors.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The state of the nation is reflected in the home.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you control yourself in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is difficult to satisfy one's appetite by painting by painting pictures of cakes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Look to your enemy for a chance to succeed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One word to the wise is sufficient.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Whatever will satisfy hunger is good food.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not waste your heart.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

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

  It is better to lose a wager than to lose a good friend.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  No one has yet found any substitute for honesty.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To live long and well, employ moderation.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Judge not one who tries and fails, but one who fails to try.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A couple who spends one happy day together is blessed with a hundred days of affection.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The foolish will confuse power with greatness.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Just as incense emits no fragrance until it is burned, talent is not recognized until it is used.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A drop of water shall be returned with a burst of spring.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Success and fortune will follow the brave.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who is wise enough to secure the good of other has secured his own.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A wise person knows when to play the foul.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Kindness is the best quality of the soul.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Kind words can be brief and simple, yet they echo in our memories forever.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Judge a person not by his ability to make money, but by his ability to retain it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The best form of flattery is to master the art of listening.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  In anger, a person becomes a danger to himself and to others.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who seeks beauty with a pure heart finds what he is searching for.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To beat a tiger one must have a brother's help.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Courtesy is the mark of a civilized person.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If all your life you have had a clear conscience, you need not fear a knock at the door at midnight.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  You raise flowers for a year; you see them for but ten days.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When the sky is clear, carry an umbrella.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When the blind leads the blind, indeed they will both fall into the water.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who has seen little marvels much.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who gains mastery will create his own opportunities.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A bridge is not built from one piece of wood.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Following virtue is like climbing a hill; following evil, like slipping down a precipice.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When you enter a country, inquire as to what is forbidden; when you cross a boundary, ask about the customs.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A woman's sword is her tongue, and she does not let it rust.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Love and leprosy: few escape.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Keeping company with the wicked is like living in a fish market: One becomes used to the foul odor.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Jade is shaped to become a valuable tool.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If the family lives in harmony, all affairs will prosper.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who wastes talent throws away his blessings.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who is tripped by the foot can get up again; one who is tripped by the tongue may not.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To force the untrained into battle is to waste your troops.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A great fire may follow a tiny spark.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Unless there is opposing wind, a kite cannot rise.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better to bend in the wind than to break.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A man must despise himself before others will.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The wind and the waves seem always to favor the best sailors.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember;involve me and I'll understand.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who refuses to look ahead will remain behind.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If your mind is strong, all difficult things will become easy; if your mind is weak, all easy things will become difficult.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who has no coin has no power.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The hand that gives is greater than the hand that takes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  With happiness comes wisdom into the heart.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who is wise in strategy carries an army in his mind.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Compromise is always a temporary achievement.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tenacity and adversity are old foes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not hope to reach a destination without leaving the shore.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Be slow to promise but quick to perform.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Nobody's family can hang up the sign: 'Nothing the matter here.'  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A dragon stranded in a shallow water furnishes amusement for the shrimps.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better to drink the weak tea of a friend than the sweet wine of an enemy.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Those who are prospering do not argue about taxes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The two words, peace and tranquility, are worth a thousand pieces of gold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Always treat your friends as when you first met them; then in old age you will have no hatred in your heart.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A spark can start a fire that burns the entire prairie.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Be the master of your money, not its slave.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Riding a mule while looking for a horse.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Concealed talents benefit no one.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Only time and effort bring proficiency.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not profit from the misfortune of others.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Learning without thought is opportunity lost.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The small man thinks that small acts of goodness are of no benefit - and does not do them; and that small deeds of evil do not harm - and does not abstain from them.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Experience is a comb that we receive just when we are going bald.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you want your children to have a quiet life, let them always be a little hungry and cold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Think before you speak, and do not speak all that you think.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When times are easy we do not burn incense, but when trouble comes we embrace the feet of the Buddha.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Love, anger and money betray themselves.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If Heaven creates a man, there must be some use for him.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  You must persevere to accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If a man has no enemies, fortune has ignored him.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  What is fated to be yours will always return to you.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is difficult to forgive those who steal our time.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Adversity brings us into deep waters not to drown us, but to cleanse us.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A frequent path will become a road.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Money can turn a lowly worm into a mighty dragon.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Frugality makes one independent.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If one is in harmony with his family, he has found the secret of success.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When the emperor makes a mistake, all the people suffer.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is often the busiest person who has time to spare.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Never write a letter while you are angry.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Ingenuity lights the path to success.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To be trusted is to be loved.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tiger and deer do not walk together.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To buy a quarrel, lend money to a friend.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The wise make good use of prosperity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A person's character will determine his destiny.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The state of the nation is reflected in the home.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If the wind comes from an empty cave, it's not without a reason.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  An idle story can quickly become fact in the mouth of hundreds.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Be just to all, but trust not all.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not think any vice trivial, and so practice it. Do not think any virtue trivial, and so neglect it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Adapt the remedy to the disease.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To tell only half the truth is to give life to a new lie.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Avoiding conflict is also a victory.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  See the wind, turn the rudder.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not build what is permanent upon the sand.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Reading ten thousands of books is not as useful as travelling ten thousand miles.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not judge a person until the lid of his coffin is closed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  There is no poverty where there is character, and no wealth or honor where character is missing.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Follow the good and learn their ways.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Indecision hinders luck and fortune.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When you drink the water of the spring be thankful for the source.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A noble ancestry cannot guarantee a noble character.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The heart of a little child is like the heart of Buddha.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When the itch is inside the boot, scratching outside provides little consolation.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If one morning you make a false step, a hundred lifetimes cannot redeem it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Cavalry horses delight in battle.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Responsibility is the price of leadership.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Fight only when you can win; move away when you cannot.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If the string is long, the kite flies high.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When the cat has gone, the rats come out to stretch themselves.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who oppresses others is always a coward.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Great thoughts can become great deeds.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A tiny leak will eventually sink a mighty ship.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who has character has courage.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Good health is one blessing that cannot be bought.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Love for a person must extend to the crows on his roof.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Patience is wisdom in waiting.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A guilty conscience is the enemy within.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Profit is always directly related to risk.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you suspect someone, don't employ them; if you employ them, don't suspect them.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Indecisiveness breeds confusion.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who speaks without modesty will not keep his promises.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Forgiveness is an act of the heart.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Those who seek harmony know how to find it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you have money you can make the devil push your grindstone.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  True beauty is eternal and cannot be destroyed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  More demands on oneself and few demands on others will keep resentment at bay.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Ideas enlarge the mind and never allow it to go back to its original dimension.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  I heard is not as good as 'I saw.'  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If there is food left in the kitchen, there are poor people in the street.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When the tree falls, the monkeys scatter.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Things of today, accomplished today.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Peace comes only when reason rules.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If a person has ambition, things will be accomplished.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you're poor, change and you'll succeed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Silence is the trusted friend of wisdom.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Be frugal in prosperity, fear not in adversity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Weaving a net is better than praying for fish at the edge of the water.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Avoid defeat and you will avoid success.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who knows he is a fool is not a big fool.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who has never met adversity will not develop foresight.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not jump over a pit only to fall into a well.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Settle a small conflict quickly and you will keep a hundred others at bay.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Each person equals a grain of sand, but an army is like a block of gold.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If brothers disagree, the bystander takes advantage.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A load of books does not equal one good teacher.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Defeat is never a bitter brew until one agrees to swallow it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better a hundred foes outside the home than one enemy within.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A bridge never crossed is like a life never lived.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who learns the value of compromise acquires wisdom.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When a leopard dies, he leaves his coat. When a man dies, he leaves his name.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Reticence builds a fortress in the mind.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Common sense goes further than much learning.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Curiosity always finds knowledge.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Advice given at the right time is better than gold given at the wrong time.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  More powerful than any army is an idea whose time has arrived.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who has conquered himself is worthy of leadership.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The greater conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The leaves of the tree are many, but the root is one. When the root is firm the branches flourish.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If one eats less, one will taste more.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  In a struggle between strength and patience, patience will win.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The individual is the only one who can rescue his own spirit.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Pride and prejudice are brothers.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Wait long, strike fast.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To climb a ladder you must start at the bottom.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  First attain skill, creativity comes later.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Trials are blessings in disguise.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Harsh words and poor reasoning never settle anything.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Without experience one gains no wisdom.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who does not accept cash when offered is no businessman.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A poor workman should not blame his tools.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  There is no wealth above a healthy body and a happy heart.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Learn as if life is one continuous lesson.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is cheaper to give a small sum than to lend a large amount.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Any garment will fit one who is naked.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you are standing upright, do not be concerned if your shadow is crooked.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Intelligence is endowed, but wisdom is learned.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A great general need not blow his own trumpet.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is better to like what you have than to have what you like.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Our needs are few, but our wants increase with our possessions.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One may give up a father though he be a magistrate, but not a mother though she be a beggar.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Water quenches thirst and food sates our hunger, but no amount of gold will satisfy greed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A Buddha made of mud crossing a river cannot protect himself.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If your books are unread, your descendants will be ignorant.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Those who need advice most will accept it least.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A long journey tests a horse; a long-drawn-out conflict tests a friendship.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

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

  We gain more knowledge from failures than from success.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who does not like to read is equal to one who cannot read.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Even the tallest tower started from the ground.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Either do not begin or, having begun, do not give up.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Wisdom is attained by learning when to hold one's tongue.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A loan is like rice eaten. It is soon forgotten.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Refusal to cooperate with evil is equal to cooperating with good.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who digs a hole for another may fall in himself.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Victory belongs to the most persevering.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Govern a family as you would fry a small fish- very gently  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not learn to desire what you do not deserve.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Greed comes into one's heart to steal peace of mind.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Limitations are but boundaries created inside our minds.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who loves music learns to soothe his own sorrows.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Fools who are in a hurry drink with chopsticks.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One must lose a worm to catch a fish.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Sit atop the mountain and watch the tigers fight.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you want to buy anything, ask three merchants.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Dress well and you will open all doors.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  All good relationships are rooted in trust.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who hurries cannot walk with dignity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you cannot catch fish, catch shrimps.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A wolf may lose its fangs, but not its inclinations.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Control the winds by trimming your sails.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One looks up at a worthy person as one looks up to a mountain.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Wise men may be learned. Learned men may not be wise.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Discretion is the trusted friend of wisdom. A wise head must possess a closed mouth.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Beware of one with a honeyed tongue and a sword in the belly.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If friends have faith in each other, life and death are of no consequence.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If a family lives in harmony, all affairs will prosper.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Examine the neighborhood before you choose your house.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is better to enter the mouth of a tiger than a court of law.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When buying a house, check the beams; when choosing a wife, check the mother.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The old horse in the stable still yearns to run 1000 miles.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Exit the door, check the weather. Enter the door, check the face.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One should not abuse authority. To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  True success comes from within. Do not hope to strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  In a crisis, people grow wisdom.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To be unhappy over what one lacks is to waste what one already possesses.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is better to be completely ignorant than to be ill taught.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Kill the chicken to frighten the monkey.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To conquer one hundred times out of one hundred, study yourself and your opponent well.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Anyone can buy a good house, but good neighbours are priceless.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Even the weakest ink lasts longer than the strongest memory.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who starts out to seek contentment finds great wealth.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A silent fool can pass for a wise man.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Experience is not a kind teacher, but it is always a truthful one.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who is discontent is already poor.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  That which is beautiful is not always good. But that which is good is always beautiful.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When one is prepared, difficulties do not come.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Anyone can sail a ship when the sea is calm.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A young branch takes all the bends one gives it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not create in anger what you lack in reason.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A clever horse needs only one touch of the whip.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Learning is like the horizon: there is no limit.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Necessity brings strength and perseverance.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Ability in itself is nothing when denied opportunity.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is wiser to vent anger than to contain it.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Better to be too sceptical than to be too trusting.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Even the gods and immortals sometimes make mistakes.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Paper and brush may kill a man; you don't need a knife.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  An old broom has its value.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  When the itch is inside the boot, scratching outside provides little consolation.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To make steel pure, one must refine a hundred times.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The young and bold favor speed, while the old and the experienced move slowly.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The journey is the reward.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  We grow old fast. We grow wise slowly.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The obstinate person does not possess opinions; they possess him.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One who is a slave to his senses cannot rein his will into submission.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A fish not caught by the hook may be caught by a net.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not intimidate. Empower.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Everyone can hear your song, but only those who love you will hear your sigh.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  In the land of hope, there is no winter.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Life is a dream walking, death is going home.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To attract good fortune, spend a new coin on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend, and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The journey is the reward.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A bird does not sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Talk doesn't cook rice.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  With true friends...even water drunk together is sweet enough.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Friendship is a good mixture of yin and yang. On the yang - you have loyalty, trust and love. On yang, you have envy, dishonesty and hate. You and your friends stands between the yin and yang's fine and narrow line.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A book holds a house of gold  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Consider the past and you shall know the future.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One joy shatters a hundred griefs  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  One never needs their humor as much a when they argue with a fool.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Medicine can only cure curable disease, and then not always.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  A bird can roost but on one branch, a mouse can drink not more than its fill from a river.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Were I to await perfection, my book would never be finished.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Only he that has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Only the man who crosses the river at night knows the value of the light of day.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

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

  Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink and your thirst increases.  
 -  Chinese proverb