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Looking for the best wisdom quotes? We’ve compiled an amazing list of top 120 famous inspirational wisdom quotes and sayings.

120 Inspirational Quotes About Wisdom


120

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” – Saint Augustine


119

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson


118

“Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.” – Dale Turner


117

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” – William James


116

“Cleverness is not wisdom.” – Euripides


115

“Wise men make more opportunities than they find.” – Francis Bacon


114

“The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.” – Ivan Panin


113

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


112

“Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure – they can be turned into wisdom.” – Cat Cora


111

“True wisdom listens more, talks less and can get along with all types of people.” – Kiana Tom


110

“Wisdom outweighs any wealth.” – Sophocles


109

“Wisdom begins at the end.” – Daniel Webster


108

“He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.” – Mary Wilson Little


107

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.” – Alexandre Dumas


106

“The difference between a wise and foolish man is this–the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks.” – William Scott Downey


105

“Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.” – Thomas J. Watson


104

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.” – Eckhart Tolle


103

“Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.” – Plato


102

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


101

“Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.” – Elbert Hubbard


100

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.” – Theodore Roosevelt


99

“In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.” – Lucille Ball


98

“Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.” – M. Scott Peck


97

“When you’re used to being prepared to reject conventional wisdom, it leaves you open to learn more.” – Mayim Bialik


96

“The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero


95

“Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.” – Herman Hesse


94

“It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Henry David Thoreau


93

“Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.” – William Wordsworth


92

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” – Ansel Adams


91

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon


90

“There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius


89

“Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one’s being.” – Orison Swett Marden


88

“Wisdom comes alone through suffering.” – Aeschylus


87

“Man’s wisdom is his best friend; folly his worst enemy.” – William Temple


86

“Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.” – Paul Engle


85

“The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


84

“Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.” – Sophocles


83

“Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.” – Franz Grillparzer


82

“Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.” – Sophocles


81

“There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived.” – Amy Grant


80

“Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.” – Immanuel Kant


79

“We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.” – Robert E. Lee


78

“Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values.” – Sidney Hook


77

“Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


76

“Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.” – Euripides


75

“Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.” – Octavio Paz


74

“It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.” – Epictetus


73

“Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.” – Charles Stanley


72

“Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.” – Walter Benjamin


71

“Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great speech is impassioned, small speech cantankerous.” – Zhuangzi


70

“I actually think with age comes some level of wisdom.” – Nina Totenberg


69

“With age comes common sense and wisdom.” – Nas


68

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey


67

“Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life – in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


66

“The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.” – Joseph Smith, Jr.


65

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates


64

“Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.” – Aesop


63

“Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by travelling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry.” – Samuel Smiles


62

“If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.” – William Butler Yeats


61

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.” – Plutarch


60

“Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.” – Peter Conrad


59

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” – Charles Dickens


58

“There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.” – Francis Bacon


57

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau


56

“Remembering is painful, it’s difficult, but it can be inspiring and it can give wisdom.” – Paul Greengrass


55

“Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way.” – Sophocles


54

“Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.” – Norman Cousins


53

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.” – Moliere


52

“To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.” – Wilson Mizner


51

“I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.” – Cherie Lunghi


50

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” – Socrates


49

“The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


48

“Sometimes I am happy and sometimes not. I am, after all, a human being, you know. And I am glad that we are sometimes happy and sometimes not. You get your wisdom working by having different emotions.” – Yoko Ono


47

“The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.” – Benjamin Franklin


46

“There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.” – Charles Dickens


45

“Wisdom sails with wind and time.” – John Florio


44

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” – Brian O’Driscoll


43

“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” – Khalil Gibran


42

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix


41

“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


40

“Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability.” – Plautus


39

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” – Oprah Winfrey


38

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw


37

“To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” – Marilyn vos Savant


36

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” – Lao Tzu


35

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates


34

“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” – Bo Bennett


33

“The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.” – Reinhold Niebuhr


32

“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.” – Aeschylus


31

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha


30

“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.” – William Blake


29

“Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.” – Epicurus


28

“Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.” – Saadi


27

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius


26

“Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.” – Liu Xiaobo


25

“Cunning… is but the low mimic of wisdom.” – Plato


24

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Reinhold Niebuhr


23

“Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.” – Euripides


22

“The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


21

“The gateways to wisdom and learning are always open, and more and more I am choosing to walk through them. Barriers, blocks, obstacles, and problems are personal teachers giving me the opportunity to move out of the past and into the Totality of Possibilities.” – Louise L. Hay


20

“From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.” – Publilius Syrus


19

“Who is wise in love, love most, say least.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


18

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


17

“To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.” – Samuel Johnson


16

“We respect our elders. There is wisdom that comes from experience, and I am not going to stop learning from wise counsel.” – Marcia Fudge


15

“Lord, bless me with the ability to achieve all that I can, and the wisdom to realize it doesn’t all have to be by tomorrow!” – William Eardley IV


14

“Memory is the mother of all wisdom.” – Aeschylus


13

“No man was ever wise by chance.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


12

“The older I get the more wisdom I find in the ancient rule of taking first things first. A process which often reduces the most complex human problem to a manageable proportion.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


11

“Wisdom is found only in truth.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


10

“You can practice to attain knowledge, but you can’t practice to attain wisdom.” – Herbie Hancock


9

“The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.” – Isaac D’Israeli


8

“If I don’t have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance.” – Leo Buscaglia


7

“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge


6

“Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


5

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” – Samuel Smiles


4

“Strength and wisdom are not opposing values.” – William J. Clinton


3

“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.” – Thomas Jefferson


2

“Sciences may be learned by rote, but wisdom not.” – Laurence Sterne


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“We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.” – Arthur Helps

Here we bring you wise sayings, an extensive collection of inspirational, make, but a man of wisdom always makes good choices and seldom makes mistakes.

Wisdom Sayings and Quotes

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The best wisdom quotes and sayings have the power to give a new direction to your life. Someone once said that knowledge lies in piling up facts, but it is wisdom that simplifies it. Knowledge is important, but wisdom is even more important than it. Even happiness is incomplete without wisdom.

Almost all great men and women have said at least something about or related to wisdom. Here are our favorite wisdom quotes for you to learn from or to share with your friends and loved ones.

Quotes about Wisdom

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread.
Austin O’Malley

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it – thou art a fool.
Lord Chesterfield

One should speak little with others and much with oneself.
Danish Proverb

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Alan Alda

 

Knowledge Quotations

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
Albert Einstein

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
William S. Burroughs

A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning.
Vietnamese Proverb

Knowledge is power and enthusiasm pulls the switch.
Steve Droke

No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.
L. Frank Baum

Doubt is the key to knowledge.
Iranian Proverb

Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.
Nigerian Proverb

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
Anton Chekhov

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

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Experience is the Best Teacher

Instead of seeking new landscapes, develop new eyes.
Marcel Proust

The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

Confidence is ignorance. If you’re feeling cocky, it’s because there’s something you don’t know.
Eoin Colfer

The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Bertrand Russell

Knowledge is more than equivalent to force.
Samuel Johnson

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Knowledgeable

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
Thomas Fuller

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Knowledge is power.
Francis Bacon

Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.
Jim Rohn

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.
Isaac Asimov

The only source of knowledge is experience.
Albert Einstein

To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Henry David Thoreau

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Wise Sayings

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

A blind person who sees is better than a seeing person who is blind.
Iranian Proverb

Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.
Eckhart Tolle

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
Peter Drucker

A proverb is one man’s wit and all men’s wisdom.
Lord John Russell

The wise man hath his thoughts in his head; the fool, on his tongue.
Ivan Panin

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Scott Hamilton

All’s well that ends well.
John Heywood

Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own.
Chinese Proverb

An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.
Evan Esar

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Even a fish wouldn’t get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut.
Korean Proverb

Look about, my son, and see how little wisdom it takes to govern the world.
Axel Oxenstierna

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and he’ll eat forever.
Chinese Proverb

Be very slow to believe that you are wiser than all others; it is a fatal but common error.
Charles Caleb Colton

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

Best Wisdom Quotes

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
Socrates – one of the ultimate wisdom quotes!

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
Leonardo Da Vinci

All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau

The difference between a wise and foolish man is this–the former sees much, thinks much, and speaks little; but the latter speaks more than he either sees or thinks.
William Scott Downey

Wisdom is oft times nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
William Wordsworth

Wisdom comes only through suffering.
Aeschylus

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Norman Cousins

Wisdom is a treasure, the key whereof is never lost.
Edward Counsel

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix

There is a wisdom of the Head, and … there is a wisdom of the Heart.
Charles Dickens

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
Sophocles

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
Doug Larson

It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau

Sage Advice

Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.
Edward Counsel

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
Cicero

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: The music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
Walter Lippmann

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; skill is knowing how to do it; and virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant

Wisdom is understanding when to ask questions.
Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

Smart Quotes

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Bill Gates

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw

Ability has nothing to do with opportunity.
Napoleon Bonaparte

A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
Roy H. Williams

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell

To generalize is to be an idiot.
William Blake

I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.
Hippolyte Taine

Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.
Solomon Short

It’s like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.
Katherine Paterson

Learned Words

I was a smart kid, but I hated school.
Eminem

The only freedom you truly have is in your mind, so use it.
M.T. Dismuke

Being aware of your fear is smart. Overcoming it is the mark of a successful person.
Seth Godin

Giving up is always an option, but not always a failure.
Cameron Conaway

I’m lazy! I hate work! Hate hard work in all its forms! Clever shortcuts, that’s all I’m about!
Eliezer Yudkowsky

About Intelligence

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Albert Einstein

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Saul Bellow

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Henry Ford

By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.
Tabatha Coffey

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
Stephen Hawking

I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.
Socrates – The wisdom quotes master

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Chinese proverbs and four-plus character idioms are developed from the formulaic or social expression, and historical story in Chinese.

You’ve probably seen them all around the web, on images, motivational pictures and so on. Most of them dating way, way back to hundreds of years ago.

79 Mind Blowing Chinese Proverbs

1. ““After you” is good manners.” – Chinese Proverb

2. “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” – Chinese Proverb

3. “A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.” – Chinese Proverb

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

5. “Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.”” – Chinese Proverb

6. “Do not afraid of moving slowly. Be afraid of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

7. “Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb

8. “He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.” – Chinese Proverb

9. “If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” – Chinese Proverb

 

10th of 79 Chinese Proverbs

10. “If your mind is strong, all difficult things will become easy. If your mind is weak, all easy things will become difficult.” – Chinese Proverb

 

11. “love at first sight. It’s generally used for people, but you can also use it for other physical objects.” – Chinese Proverb

12. “Opportunity knocks at the door only once.” – Chinese Proverb

13. “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involves me and I’ll understand.” – Chinese Proverb

14. “The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb

15. “Time is money, and it is difficult for one to use money to get time.” – Chinese Proverb

16. “When the winds of change blows, some people build walls and others build windmills.” – Chinese Proverb

17. “A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” – Chinese Proverb

18. “A diamond with a flaw is better than a common stone that is perfect.” – Chinese Proverb

19. “A good book is a good friend.” – Chinese Proverb

 

20th of 79 Chinese Proverbs

20. “A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe.” – Chinese Proverb

 

21. “Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

22. “Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” – Chinese Proverb

23. “Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.” – Chinese Proverb

24. “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” – Chinese Proverb

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

26. “If your strength is small, don’t carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don’t give advice.” – Chinese Proverb

27. “Love is not about possession, it’s all about appreciation.” – Chinese Proverb

28. “Outside noisy, inside empty.” – Chinese Proverb

29. “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” – Chinese Proverb

 

30th of 79 Chinese Proverbs

30. “The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Chinese Proverb

 

31. “To believe in one’s dreams is to spend all of one’s life asleep.” – Chinese Proverb

32. “When you say one thing, the clever person understands three.” – Chinese Proverb

33. “A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.” – Chinese Proverb

34. “A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.” – Chinese Proverb

35. “A journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step.” – Chinese Proverb

36. “A wise man makes his own decisions. An ignorant man follows public opinion.” – Chinese Proverb

37. “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Chinese Proverb

38. “Do not impose others what yourself do not desire.” – Chinese Proverb

39. “He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” – Chinese Proverb

 

40th of 79 Chinese Proverbs

40. “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – Chinese Proverb

 

41. “If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.” – Chinese Proverb

42. “Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.” – Chinese Proverb

43. “Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.” – Chinese Proverb

44. “Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.” – Chinese Proverb

45. “The best fighter is never angry.” – Chinese Proverb

46. “The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese Proverb

47. “To forget one’s ancestor’s is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root.” – Chinese Proverb

48. “With true friends… even water drunk together is sweet enough.” – Chinese Proverb

49. “A book holds a house of gold.” – Chinese Proverb

 

50th of 79 Chinese Proverbs

50. “A fool judges people by the presents they give him.” – Chinese Proverb

51. “A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.” – Chinese Proverb

52. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Chinese Proverb

53. “Coming events cast their shadows before them.” – Chinese Proverb

54. “Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.” – Chinese Proverb

55. “He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness.” – Chinese Proverb

56. “If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” – Chinese Proverb

57. “If you survived a storm, you won’t be bothered by the rain.” – Chinese Proverb

58. “Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb

59. “One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade.” – Chinese Proverb

 

60th of 79 Chinese Proverbs

60. “Silence is a source of great strength.” – Chinese Proverb

 

61. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

62. “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.” – Chinese Proverb

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

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

65. “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” – Chinese Proverb

66. “A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.” – Chinese Proverb

67. “A man who chases two rabbits catches neither.” – Chinese Proverb

68. “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

69. “Distance tests a horse’s strength. Time reveals a person’s character.” – Chinese Proverb

 

70th of 79 Chinese Proverbs

70. “Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.” – Chinese Proverb

 

71. “He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” – Chinese Proverb

72. “If you don’t want anyone to know it, don’t do it” – Chinese Proverb

73. “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a month — get married. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb

74. “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Chinese Proverb

75. “Opportunities don’t just happen, you create them.” – Chinese Proverb

76. “Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.” – Chinese Proverb

77. “The glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.” – Chinese Proverb

78. “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.” – Chinese Proverb

79. “When anger arises, think of the consequences.” – Chinese Proverb

 

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