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Ancient Chinese Proverb

A Collection of Ancient Chinese Proverbs


The wisdom of the ancient Chinese attracts thinkers from all over the world. Here are some ancient Chinese proverbs for you to get a taste of the elegant wisdom.

Self Discipline
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

A single conversation across a table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever.

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

Perseverance, Persistence
The journey is the reward.

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin. With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

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