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Chinese Proverb Quotes

Sayings of Chinese Origin

If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

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

Category: Fortune

The saving man becomes the free man.

Category: Freedom

A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.

Category: Friends And Friendship

With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.

Category: Friends And Friendship

When men speak of the future, the Gods laugh.

Category: Future

Sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little.

Category: Giving

There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.

Category: Goodness

Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.

Category: Gossip

Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.

Category: Growth

Climb mountains to see lowlands.

Category: Growth

Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.

Category: Habit

Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.

Category: Happiness

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.

Category: Happiness

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.

Category: Heart