If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.

Chinese proverbs If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.

Chinese proverbs

Today I prepared for you a small collection of Chinese proverbs taken from literature, history, and  from famous people. Chinese proverbs represent an interesting part of the Ancient Chinese Wisdom.

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.

If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else.

Don’t be afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

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

Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.

A man grows most tired while standing still. Chinese proverbs

When we have nothing to worry about we are not doing much, and not doing much may supply us with plenty of future worries.

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.

Climb mountains to see lowlands. Chinese proverbs

A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.

Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.

Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.

Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things.

Great doubts deep wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom.

Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.


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