Chinese proverbs are famous for their simplicity and depth. This is my selection of the top 10 Chinese proverbs. Enjoy the simple narrative and appreciate these pithy sayings that take you back to first principles.
1. PerspectiveThe participant's perspectives are clouded while the bystander's views are clear.
2. PatiencePick the flower when it is ready to be picked.
3. CourageIf you don't go into the cave of the tiger, how are you going to get its cub?
4. TraditionFollow the local custom when you go to a foreign place.
5. NatureIt is impossible to change your basic characteristics.
6. WisdomOnce bitten by a snake, you are even frightened by a rope that resembles a snake.
7. PerspectiveYour neighbor's wife looks prettier than your own.
8. LifeWhen you go up to the mountain too often, you will eventually encounter the tiger.
9. NatureElephant tusks cannot grow out of a dog's mouth.
10. NatureWhen the tiger comes down from the mountain to the plains, it is bullied by the dogs.