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Chinese Proverbs
« on: September 21, 2010, 11:24:46 PM »
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
   
A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.
 
A book holds a house of gold.
 
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

With money you can buy a clock but not the time

With money you can buy a bed but not the sleep

With money you can buy a book but not the knowledge

With money you can buy food but not the health

With money you can buy a position but not the respect

With money you can buy a house but not the home.









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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 05:05:01 PM »
interesting post!

Here I want to quote few Japanese Proverbs:

1. Art is the illusion of spontaneity.

2. Beginning is easy - Continuing is hard.
 
3. Fall down seven times, get up eight.
 
4. Gossip about a person and his shadow will appear.

5. If you believe everything you read, better not read.

6. In a quarrel, the higher voiced person will win.

7. Never rely on the glory of the morning nor the smiles of your mother-in-law.

8. One kind word can warm three winter months.
 
9. The reverse side also has a reverse side.

10. When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 06:30:26 PM »
Again I would like to add few  Chinese proverbs:

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
A book holds a house of gold.
Butcher the donkey after it finished his job on the mill.
A camel standing amidst a flock of sheep.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 06:34:04 PM »
    Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.
    Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.
    Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.
   There's a lot to learn from these proverbs:

    Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.
    Fail to steal the chicken while it ate up your bait grain.
    A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.
    Fight a wolf with a flex stalk.
    A flea on the top of a bald head.
    Flowing water never goes bad; our door hubs never gather termites.
    A frog in a well shaft seeing the sky.
    Flies never visit an egg that has no crack.
    Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
    A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
    A good fortune may forbode a bad luck, which may in turn disguise a good fortune.
    Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently.
    Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 01:54:44 PM »
Few Chinese proverbs:

•To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
•A tiger never returns to his prey he did not finish off.
•Three humble shoemakers brainstorming will make a great statesman.
•To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
•Vicious as a tigeress can be, she never eats her own cubs.
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 01:06:03 PM »
Confucius Says... 
Smooth words and fawning looks are seldom found with love.
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To guide a land of a thousand chariots, honor business and be true; spend little and love men; time thy calls on the people.
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The young should be dutiful at home, modest abroad, careful and true, overflowing in kindness for all, but in brotherhood with love. And if they have strength to spare they should spend it on the arts.
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 03:21:55 PM »
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
   
Dig the well before you are thirsty.
   
Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.
   
Do not employ handsome servants.
   
Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.

Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.

Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown.

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

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

He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain.

Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2011, 03:48:18 PM »
Some funny Chinese proverbs:

Man who lives in glass house should change clothes in basement.
Man who fishes in other man's well often catches crabs.
Boy who go to sleep with hard problem wake up with solution in hand.
Man who stutters has a lot to say.
War doesn't determine who is right, war determines who is left.
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2011, 03:29:45 PM »
Good ones. Happy to know about new things.

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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2011, 06:20:02 PM »
Some Chinese Proverbs:

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.
After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless.
Donkey's lips do not fit onto a horse's mouth.
Crows everywhere are equally black.
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2011, 06:41:33 PM »
•A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
•A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den.
•A smile will gain you ten more years of life.
•Some prefer carrot while others like cabbage.
•Sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little.
•Steal a bell with one's ears covered.
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 03:03:39 PM »
I read every proverb here...lots of wisdom...thanks for sharing these here...:)
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 02:37:17 PM »
One chinese proverb:

There is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it.
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Re: Chinese Proverbs
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 11:22:48 AM »
good collection
Be gentle and you can be bold but also let people feel, the steadiness of your resentment;
be frugal and you can be liberal;
avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.

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