180+ Funny and Famous Chinese Proverbs

Chinese proverbs are sayings which originate from famous Chinese philosophers and writers.Here is a list of famous and funny Chinese Proverbs.

Funny Chinese Proverbs

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A streaker is someone who is unsuited for his work.

All men eat, but Fu Man Chu.

Better to be pissed off than pissed on.

Bird in hand makes hard to blow nose.

Crowded elevator smells different to midget.

Lady who go camping must beware of evil intent.

He who eats too many prunes, sits on potty many moons.

If you want pretty nurse, you must be patient.

Man trapped in pantry have ass in jam.

Man who drive like hell, bound to get there.

Man who drop watch in toilet have shitty time.

Man who eat crackers in bed wake up feeling crummy.

Man who eat many prunes get good run for money.

Man who farts in church sits in own pew.

Man who gets too big for his britches may get exposed in the end.

Man who leap off cliff jump to conclusion.

Man who keep feet firmly on ground have trouble putting on pants.

Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement.

Man who loves and loses, have not right lawyer.

Man who pee on electric fence receive shocking news.

Man who places head in sand will get kicked in the end.

Man who pushes piano down mine shaft get A flat miner.

Man who put head on railroad track get splitting headache.

Man who run behind car get exhausted.

Man who run in front of car get tired.

Man who scratches ass should not bite fingernails.

Man who sit on tack get point.

Man who sleep in bed of nails is holy.

Man who sneezes without hanky takes matters into his own hands.

Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.

Man with one chopstick go hungry.


Modern house without toilet uncanny.

Those who jump off a Paris bridge are in Seine.

Those who throw dirt are sure to lose ground.

War doesn’t determine who is right, war determines who is left.

Woman who wear wonderbra make mountains out of molehills.

Famous Proverbs

a bad workman always blames his tools.


a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

a camel is a horse designed by a committee.

a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

a closed mouth gathers no feet.

a fool and his money are soon parted.

a friend in need is a friend indeed.

a golden key can open any door.

a good beginning makes a good ending.

a good man is hard to find .

a house is not a home .

a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

a leopard cannot change its spots.

a lie has no legs.

a little learning is a dangerous thing.

a man is known by the company he keeps.

a man’s home is his castle.

a miss is as good as a mile.

a new broom sweeps clean.

a nod is as good as a wink.

a penny saved is a penny earned.

a picture is worth a thousand words.

a picture paints a thousand words.

a rising tide lifts all boats.

a rolling stone gathers no moss.

a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.

a stitch in time saves nine.

a stopped clock is right twice a day.

a watched pot never boils.

absence makes the heart grow fonder.

actions speak louder than words.

all cats are grey at night.


all good things must come to an end.

all roads lead to Rome.

all that glitters is not gold.

all things come to those who wait.

all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

all’s fair in love and war.

all’s well that ends well.

almost doesn’t count.

an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

an Englishman’s home is his castle.

an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

another day, another dollar.

any press is good press.

April showers bring May flowers.

as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

as you sow, so shall you reap.

attack is the best form of defence.

avoid regrets by taking time to think before speaking or acting angrily.

bad money drives out good.

barking dogs never bite.

beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

beauty is only skin deep.

beggars can’t be choosers.

better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.

better safe than sorry.

better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.

birds of a feather flock together.

blood is thicker than water.

boys will be boys.

bros before hoes.

business before pleasure.

carpe diem.

caveat emptor (meaning: buyer beware).

che sara sara (meaning: whatever will be, will be).

cheaters never prosper.

children should be seen and not heard.

clothes don’t make the man.

cold hands, warm heart.

correlation does not imply causation.

curiosity killed the cat.

dead men tell no tales.

desperate times call for desperate measures.

diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

discretion is the better part of valour.

divide and conquer.

does Macy’s tell Gimbel’s.

don’t be penny wise and pound foolish.

don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.

don’t cry over spilt milk.

don’t dip your pen in company ink.

don’t drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.

don’t drop the soap.

don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

don’t poke the bear.

don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

don’t shit where you eat.

don’t shoot the messenger.

don’t take any wooden nickels.

don’t try to teach grandma how to suck eggs.

drain the swamp when up to one’s neck in alligators.

e pluribus unum (meaning: out of many, one).

each to his own.

early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

easy come, easy go.

education is something you keep forever.


empty vessels make the most sound.

enough is enough.

even Homer nods (meaning: not even the most vigilant and expert are
immune from erring).

every cloud has a silver lining.

every day is a school day.

every dog has its day.

every Jack has his Jill.

every king needs a queen.

every little helps.

every man has a price.

every rule has an exception.

every silver lining has a cloud.

everything happens for a reason.

experience is the best teacher.

faith will move mountains.

familiarity breeds contempt.

feed a cold, starve a fever.

finders keepers.

fine feathers make fine birds.

fine words butter no parsnips (meaning: words alone are useless)

first come, first served.

first things first.

fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

forbidden fruit is the sweetest.

forewarned is forearmed.

fortune favors the bold.

Friendships can be rebuilt after a dispute but will never be as strong as before.

Give someone a little and they will want more.

Give someone enough time and freedom and they will get into trouble.

Harvest predictions according to the weather.

Haste makes waste.

If a person doesn’t know about something, it cannot hurt them.

If you try to do two things at the same time, you won’t succeed in doing
either of them.

Ignorance is bliss.

One should learn from one’s mistakes.

One should not criticize others for faults similar to one’s own.

The apple does not fall far from the tree.

The best things in life are free.

the devil is in the details.

the early bird catches the worm.

Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Well begun is half done.

You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.