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Chinese Proverb Quotes

Sayings of Chinese Origin

Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best.

Category: Caution

Ceremony is the smoke of friendship.

Category: Ceremony

To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.

Category: Certainty

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

Category: Character

If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.

Category: Character

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.

Category: Children

One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.

Category: Complaints And Complaining

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.

Category: Conscience

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.

Category: Control

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.

Category: Critics And Criticism

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.

Category: Critics And Criticism

Biggest profits mean gravest risks.

Category: Danger

Life is a dream walking death is a going home.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Decisions

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

Category: Direction