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Chinese Proverbs

China has a very long and rich history. Because of this, the Chinese people have experienced many triumphs and falters. This has allowed them to come up with some of the greatest quotes about almost every single subject known to man. Below is a list of 10 famous Chinese proverbs about life.

A book holds a house of gold.
Chinese Proverb
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
Chinese Proverb
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.
Chinese Proverb
A rat who gnaws at a cat's tail invites destruction.
Chinese Proverb
Dig the well before you are thirsty.
Chinese Proverb
Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown.
Chinese Proverb
He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.
Chinese Proverb
Not until just before dawn do people sleep best; not until people get old do they become wise.
Chinese Proverb
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Chinese Proverb
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
Chinese Proverb

Thoughts by Famous Chinese People

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Lao Tzu
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Confucius
Give a fish to a man; he has food for a day. Teach a man to fish; he learns a skill for life.
Fan Li
Like Weather, one's fortune may change by the evening.
Luu Mengzheng
To worry before the common people worries; To enjoy only after the people can enjoy.
Fan Zhongyan
Life is finite, while knowledge is infinite.
Zhuang Zi
Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart.
Mencius
Black cat or white cat: if it can catch mice, it's a good cat.
Deng Xiaoping
I'd rather die for speaking out, than to live and be silent.
Fan Zhongyan
Seeing it once is better than being told 100 times.
Zhou Chongguo
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