Ancient Chinese Sayings And Proverbs

Old Proverbs From China (16 Sayings)
old proverbs from china
1. If you hurry through long days, you will hurry through short years.

2. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

3. A horse cannot gain weight if not fed with extra fodder during the night; a man cannot become wealthy without earnings apart from his regular salaries.

4. A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.

5. Skill comes from practice, practice makes perfect.

6. Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.

7. It take many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it.

8. Without entering the tiger's lair, how can one catch the tiger's cub?

9. The strength of a blade of grass is seen only in tempests; the loyalty of an official is seen only in times of turbulence. 

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

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.

12. You cannot frequently walk along a river without getting your shoes wet.

13. At dawn, we are all children of the new day. Except for bastards. 

14. You have no idea how much rice and fuel cost without being the head of a household.

15. A book holds a house of gold.

16. Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.


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