Witty and Wise Chinese Proverbs
Here is a delightful collection of Chinese proverbs which gives us a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the Chinese people. Their wise sayings are drawn from experience of their daily lives, observation on subjects ranging from friendship to common sense and folk wisdom. The value of Chinese proverbs has increased with the passing of the ages because they ring as true today as they were thousands of years ago.
A single spark can set a prairie on fire.
Water can both sustain and sink a ship.
Count not what is lost, but what is left.
If there is a strong general there will be no weak soldiers.
To extend your life by a year take one less bite each meal.
Peace only comes when reason rules.
Even the tallest tower started form the ground.
Eloquence provides only persuasion, but truth buys loyalty.
Wisdom is attained by learning when to hold one"s tongue.
A single tree cannot make a forest