Chinese Proverbs

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A little impatience will spoil great plans.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

If you bow at all, bow low.

A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

A book holds a house of gold.

Talk does not cook rice.

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.

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

Behave toward everyone as if receiving a guest.

A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.

A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

A needle is not sharp at both ends.

Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."
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