Chinese Quotes - Famous Top 100

Chinese Quotes

This page contains information about the famous top 100 Chinese quotes in many aspects, such as proverbs from Confucius, Lao Tzu, and other wise people, quotes that are entertaining, influencial and inspirational, or simply ridiculous and silly. Also you will find some abstract quotes which are witty and bizarre in general. If that's what you're loooking for then this is the place for you. Below you will find a table of the top 100 Chinese proverbs we offer, containing the best of the best. Enjoy and make sure to save this page in your favourite section for easy reference in the future.

Chinese Quotes
A bad workman blames his tools.

A book holds a house of gold.


A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.


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

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all.

A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.

A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

A man's conversation is the mirror of his thoughts.

A nation's treasure is in its scholars.

A person who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it.

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

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.


Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it's a good cat.

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.


Dig the well before you are thirsty.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.


Everyone eats and drinks; yet only few appreciate the taste of food.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Give me liberty, or give me death!

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness.

I'd rather die for speaking out, than to live and be silent.

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.


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

If you bow at all, bow low.

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

If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.


If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.


Let's put our heads together for the benefit of all.

Life is finite, while knowledge is infinite.


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


Like Weather, one's fortune may change by the evening.

Make My Home Everywhere within the Four Seas. The World Is My Home.


Never hesitate to ask a lesser person.


Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. Lao Tzu

Past scholars studied to improve themselves; Today's scholars study to impress others.

Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.


Rise and fall of a nation rests with every one of its citizens.

Seeing it once is better than being told 100 times.

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.


We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.


What you do not wish upon yourself, extend not to others.


When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.


When you drink the water, remember the spring.


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

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