See These 20 Chinese Proverbs on Life and Success

Start your week with positive and wise words

The Chinese wisdom is one that is quite revered by the world and one to always listen to, this is due to the high level of importance placed on harnessing wisdom, knowledge, and education. They are also famously known for their quiet lifestyle that aids their decision making and how they see life.

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Proverbs are wise words that guide and lead our everyday life, helping us see life easier than we ever thought. Chinese proverbs are regarded as always hitting the nail on the head, so while we begin a new week, here are 20 wise words to hold on to for the week;

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

“If you plan for one year, plant rice. If you plan for ten years, plant trees. If you plan for 100 years, educate mankind.”

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

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

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

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

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

“Control your emotions or they will control you.”

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

“Every child born has innate goodness.”

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

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

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

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

There you have it, 20 wise words from the Chinese to begin your week. Choosing to hold on to any of these can contribute to a great shift or change in your life. Looking forward to succeeding? listen to the wise.

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