115 Chinese Proverbs On Success, Life And Motivation

Proverbs are simple, concrete, traditional sayings full with wisdom and deep meanings, today we are sharing with the some inspirational Chinese Proverbs, that will surely help you to improve your life and be successful.

Inspirational Chinese Proverbs

“A little impatience will spoil great plans.” – Chinese Proverb


“Talk does not cook rice.” – Chinese Proverb

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“A man who cannot tolerate small misfortunes can never accomplish great things.” – Chinese Proverb


“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

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“If you want to find out about the road ahead, then ask about it from those coming back.” – Chinese Proverb


“One meal won’t make a fat man.” – Chinese Proverb


“Clothing is cherishable when new, but relationship when old.” – Chinese Proverb


“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.” – Chinese Proverb


“Opportunity knocks at the door only once.” – Chinese Proverb


“Do not choose the one you don’t trust and trust the one you chose.” – Chinese Proverb


“To believe in one’s dreams is to spend all of one’s life asleep.” – Chinese Proverb


“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” – Chinese Proverb


“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


“If your strength is small, don’t carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don’t give advice.” – Chinese Proverb


“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – Chinese Proverb


“Man’s schemes are inferior to those made by heaven.” – Chinese Proverb

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“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” – Chinese Proverb


“A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.” – Chinese Proverb


“A fool judges people by the presents they give him.” – Chinese Proverb


“A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb


“A nation’s treasure is in its scholars.” – Chinese Proverb


“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb


“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


“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


“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” – Chinese Proverb


“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.” – Chinese Proverb


“Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

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“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb


“With true friends…even water drunk together is sweet enough.” – Chinese Proverb


“If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.” – Chinese Proverb


“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb


“Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.” – Chinese Proverb


“Love is not about possession, it’s all about appreciation.” – Chinese Proverb


“After you’ is good manners.” – Chinese Proverb


“A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody. – Chinese Proverb


“Love at first sight. It’s generally used for people, but you can also use it for other physical objects.” – Chinese Proverb


“Coming events cast their shadows before them.” – Chinese Proverb


“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Chinese Proverb


“A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe.” – Chinese Proverb


“A good book is a good friend.” – Chinese Proverb

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“Time is money, and it is difficult for one to use money to get time.” – Chinese Proverb


“Opportunity knocks at the door only once.” – Chinese Proverb


“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” – Chinese Proverb


“To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root.” – Chinese Proverb


“Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.” – Chinese Proverb


“Outside noisy, inside empty.” – Chinese Proverb


“To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish.” – Chinese Proverb


“One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade.” – Chinese Proverb


“There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.” – Chinese Proverb


“He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness.” – Chinese Proverb


“If you don’t want anyone to know it, don’t do it.” – Chinese Proverb


“Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.” – Chinese Proverb


“All things change, and we change with them.” – Chinese Proverb


“There are two kinds of perfect people: those who are dead, and those who have not been born yet.” – Chinese Proverb


“He who cheats the earth will be cheated by the earth.” – Chinese Proverb

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“A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.”- Chinese Proverb


“He who thinks too much about every step he takes will always stay on one leg.” – Chinese Proverb


“Listening well is as powerful as talking well, and is also as essential to true conversation.” – Chinese Proverb


“Genius can be recognized by its childish simplicity.” – Chinese Proverb


“Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.” – Chinese Proverb


“Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”- Chinese Proverb


“Distant water does not put out a nearby fire.” – Chinese Proverb


“A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood.” – Chinese Proverb


“Distance tests a horse’s strength. Time reveals a person’s character.” – Chinese Proverb


“Better the cottage where one is merry than the palace where one weeps.” – Chinese Proverb


“Do not afraid of moving slowly. Be afraid of standing still.”- Chinese Proverb


“The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.”- Chinese Proverb


“A wise man makes his own decisions; an ignorant man follows the public opinion.” – Chinese Proverb


“Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.” – Chinese Proverb


“A diamond with a flaw is better than a common stone that is perfect.” – Chinese Proverb


“If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” – Chinese Proverb


“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Chinese Proverb


“A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.” – Chinese Proverb


“A book holds a house of gold.” – Chinese Proverb


“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” – Chinese Proverb


“Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.” Chinese Proverb


“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Chinese Proverb


“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet.” Chinese Proverb


“The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.” Chinese Proverb


“He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” Chinese Proverb


“Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” Chinese Proverb


“Control your emotions or they will control you.” Chinese Proverb


“All things are difficult before they are easy.” Chinese Proverb

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“Man’s schemes are inferior to those made by heaven.” Chinese Proverb


“Your teacher can open the door but you must enter by yourself.” Chinese Proverb


“A man grows most tired while standing still.” Chinese Proverb


“Dig the well before you are thirsty.” Chinese Proverb


“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” Chinese Proverb


“He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb


“Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. involve me, I understand.” Chinese Proverb


“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” Chinese Proverb


“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” Lao Tzu


“To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish.” Chinese Proverb


“If your mind is strong, all difficult things will become easy; if your mind is weak, all easy things will become difficult.” Chinese Proverb


“Every child born has innate goodness.” Chinese Proverb


“Often one finds one’s destiny just where one hides to avoid it.” Chinese Proverb


“If you always give, you will always have.” Chinese Proverb


“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Chinese Proverb


“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius


“He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.” Chinese Proverb


“We count our miseries carefully, and accept our blessings without much thought.” Chinese Proverb


“If you plan for one year, plant rice. If you plan for ten years, plant trees. If you plan for years, educate mankind.” Chinese Proverb


“Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.” Chinese Proverb


“Be not afraid of growing slowly; Be afraid only of standing still.” Chinese Proverb


“A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.” Chinese Proverb


“Outside noisy, inside empty.” Chinese Proverb


“True knowledge is when one knows the limitations of one’s knowledge.” Chinese Proverb


“A bad word worshipped will echo a hundred miles.” Chinese Proverb


“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.” Chinese Proverb


“A bird does not sing because he has the answer to something, he sings because he has a song.” Chinese Proverb


“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Chinese Proverb


“To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.” Chinese Proverb


“If your face is ugly, you can’t blame the mirror.” Chinese Proverb


“The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.” Xun Kuang