12 Most Famous Chinese Quotes
Posted by Julia Song on 2016-01-06 18:10:40 6053

This page contains information about the 12 Chinese quotes in many aspects, such as proverbs from Confucius, Lao Tzu, and other wise people, quotes that are entertaining, influential and inspirational, or simply ridiculous and silly. If that's what you're looking for then this is the place for you.

bù ɡuǎn hēi māo hái shì bái māo ,nénɡ zhuā dào láo shǔ de jiù shì hǎo māo 。
不 管 黑 猫 还 是 白 猫 , 能 抓 到 老 鼠 的 就 是 好 猫 。
Black cat or white cat: If it can catch mice, it's a good cat.

chinese quotes baimaoheiyao

 

sān rén xínɡ , bì yǒu wǒ shī 。 -- kǒnɡ zǐ
三 人 行 , 必 有 我 师 。 -- 孔 子
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher.-- CONFUCIUS

chinese quotes sanrenxing

 

shòu rén yǐ yú bù rú shòu rén yǐ yú
授 人 以 鱼 不 如 授 人 以 渔
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

chinese quote shourenyuyu

 

cōnɡ mínɡ de rén , dà shì huà xiǎo , xiǎo shì huà liáo
聪 明 的 人 , 大 事 化 小 , 小 事 化 了
A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all.

chinese quote dashihuaxiao

 

jǐ suǒ bú yù wù shī yú rén 。
己 所 不 欲 勿 施 于 人 。
A person who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it.

chinese quote qisuobuyu

 

qiān lǐ zhī xínɡ shǐ yú zú xià 。 lǎo zi
千 里 之 行 始 于 足 下。--- 老 子
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.--- LAO TZU

chinese quote qianlizhixing

 

wǔ shí bù xiào bǎi bù 。
五 十 步 笑 百 步 。
The pot calling the kettle black

chinese quote wushibuxiaobaibu

 

shēnɡ mìnɡ yǒu xiàn , zhī shí wú yá 。---- zhuānɡ zi
生 命 有 限 , 知 识 无 涯 。--- 庄 子
Life is finite, while knowledge is infinite. ---ZHUANGZI

chinese quote xuehaiwuyan

 

zhī yào gōng fū shēn , tiě chǔ mó chéng zhēn
只要功夫深,铁杵磨成针
As long as there is perseverance iron pestle can polish.

zhiyaogongfushentiechumochengzhen

 

dǎ pò shā guō wèn dào dǐ  -wú chāng líng
打破沙锅问到底。-吴昌龄
Inquire into the bottom facts in the affair.

打破沙锅问到底

 

liú dé qīng shān zài,bù pà méi chái shāo - líng méng chū
留得青山在,不怕没柴烧。- 凌蒙初
Where there is life, there is hope.

留得青山在,不怕没柴烧

 

tiān xià xīng wáng , pǐ fū yǒu zé - gù yán wǔ
天下兴亡,匹夫有责。- 顾炎武
Rise and fall of a nation rests with every one of its citizens.

天下兴亡,匹夫有责

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