Famous Chinese Quotes, Proverbs About Love, Life & Success

This collection of Chinese Quotes will help you in achieving your dreams in life.

Best 133 motivational Chinese Quotes

  1. “A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb
  2. “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb
  3. “If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.” – Chinese Proverb
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  5. “Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.” – Chinese Proverb
  6. “After you” is good manners.” – Chinese Proverb
  7. “A good book is a good friend.” – Chinese Proverb
  8. “Time is money, and it is difficult for one to use money to get time.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes about time
  9. “Opportunity knocks at the door only once.” – Chinese Proverb
  10. “Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come” – Chinese Proverb
  11. “Outside noisy, inside empty” – Chinese Proverb
  12. “To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish” – Chinese Proverb
  13. “One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade” – Chinese Proverb
  14. “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same” – Chinese Proverb
  15. “He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness.” – Chinese Proverb
  16. “Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.” – Chinese Proverb
  17. “Love is not about possession, it’s all about appreciation.”  – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes on love
  18. “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.”
  19. “A man is never too old to learn.”

  20. “A good book is a good friend.”
  21. “Time is money, and it is difficult for one to use money to get time.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes about money
  22. “A word spoken can never be taken back.”
  23. “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Chinese Proverb
  24. “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.” – Chinese Proverb
  25. “Catch one’s heart, never be apart.”
  26. “When people work with one mind, they can even remove Mount Taishan.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes business
  27. “People of good sense or expertise need only a hint to understand any matter.”
  28. “Flowers may bloom again, but a person never has the chance to be young again. So don’t waste your time.”
  29. “It is as impossible to find a perfect man as it is to find 100 percent pure gold.”
  30. “Failure is mother of success.”
  31. “Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes on education
  32. “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb
  33. “A person leaves a reputation, bad or good, behind wherever he works or stays.”
  34. “A book holds a house of gold.” – Chinese Proverb
  35. “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” – Chinese Proverb

  36. “It is easy to find a thousand soldiers, but hard to find a good general.”
  37. “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese proverbs about life
  38. “A small hole not mended in time will become a big hole much more difficult to mend.”
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  40. “Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” – Chinese Proverb
  41. “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Chinese Proverb
  42. “With true friends… even water drunk together is sweet enough.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes about friendship
  43. “As distance tests a horse’s strength, so does time reveal a person’s real character.”
  44. “Keep the general goal in sight while tackling daily tasks.”
  45. “If you work hard enough at it, you can grind even an iron rod down to a needle.”
  46. “As a man sows, so shall he reap.”- Chinese proverbs quotes
  47. “Dripping water pierces a stone; a saw made of rope cuts through wood.”
  48. “A day’s planning is done in the morning.”
  49. “A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” – Chinese Proverb
  50. “Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.” – Chinese Proverb
  51. “Every step leaves its print; work steadily and make solid progress.”

  52. “It takes more than one cold day for a river to freeze three feet deep.”
  53. “It is hard to please everyone.”
  54. “An old warhorse in the stable still longs to gallop a thousand li.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes about war
  55. “Practice what you preach.”
  56. “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
  57. “Learn from past mistakes to avoid future ones.”
  58. “Good pupils are to be brought up by strict teachers.”
  59. “If your strength is small, don’t carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don’t give advice.” – Chinese Proverb
  60. “An oppressed army fighting with desperate courage is sure to win.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes bravery
  61. “No pains, no gains.”
  62. “The early bird catches the worm.”
  63. “A smile can erase a million worries.”
  64. “Just one laugh makes the person ten years younger. Happiness is the best cosmetic.”
  65. “When you are in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
  66. “He knows most who speaks least.”
  67. “Every cloud has a silver lining.”
  68. “A nation’s treasure is in its scholars. – Chinese Proverb

  69. “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes friendship
  70. “A man can do no more than he can.”
  71. “A good medicine tastes bitter.”
  72. “Actions speak louder than words.”
  73. “Making a thousand decisions, even the wise will make a mistake….”
  74. “One step at a time (Crawl before you walk)”
  75. “Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.”
  76. Chinese quotes dont open a shop
  77. “It is when you are using what you have learned from books that you wish you had read more.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes books
  78. “A diamond with a flaw is better than a common stone that is perfect.” – Chinese Proverb
  79. “If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” – Chinese Proverb
  80. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere…”
  81. “To know the road ahead, ask those coming back”
  82. “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”
  83. “Talk does not cook rice.”

  84. “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” – Chinese Proverb
  85. “Love is not about possession, it’s all about appreciation.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese proverbs about love
  86. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – Chinese Proverb
  87. “Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.”
  88. “A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.”
  89. “One meal won’t make a fat man.”
  90. “Clothing is cherishable when new, but relationship when old.”
  91. “A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.” – Chinese Proverb
  92. “A fool judges people by the presents they give him.” – Chinese Proverb
  93. “It is easy to you to adapt it if your living condition ascends from economical to luxurious; conversely, that becomes hard.”
  94. “Do not choose the one you don’t trust and trust the one you chose.”
  95. “Never judge a person by his appearance.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes beauty
  96. “Aged ginger is more pungent.”
  97. “A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.”
  98. “Be the first to the field and the last to the couch.”

    Some More Chinese Quotes

  99. “Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.”
  100. “Dig the well before you are thirsty.”
  101. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
  102. “He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain.”
  103. “Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” – Chinese Proverb
  104. “To forget one’s ancestor’s is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root” – Chinese Proverb
  105. “Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.”
  106. “Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.”– Chinese Proverb, Chinese proverbs about family
  107. Chinese quotes all cats love fish
  108. “When you drink the water, remember the spring.”
  109. “Control your emotions or they will control you.”
  110. “A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it. “
  111. “Either do not begin or, having begun, do not give up.”
  112. “To believe in one’s dreams is to spend all of one’s life asleep.” – Chinese Proverb
  113. “Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb
  114. “A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.”
  115. “Every smile makes you a day younger.”

  116. “Continually give, continually gain.”
  117. “Do not anxiously expect what is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.”
  118. “Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.”
  119. “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
  120. “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.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes about peace
  121. “A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.”
  122. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”
  123. “The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them.”
  124. “If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.”
  125. “When the wind of change blows, some build walls, while others build windmills.” – Chinese Proverb, Chinese quotes change
  126. “A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.” – Chinese Proverb
  127. “Coming events cast their shadows before them.” – Chinese Proverb
  128. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Chinese Proverb
  129. “A rolling stone gathers no moss.”
  130. “To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.”– Chinese proverb, Chinese quotes destiny
  131. “A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe.” – Chinese Proverb
  132. “A bad workman always blames his tools.”
  133. “He who hesitates is lost.”

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