Chinese proverbs

Proverbs or like the Chinese would call them "yanyu" are based on common sense or practical experience. They are the pearls of wisdom.

Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.

I dreamed a thousand new paths... I woke and walked my old one.

He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself.

Chinese proverb

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

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

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.

The best cure for drunkenness is whilst sober, to observe a drunken person.

Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise.

A book holds a house of gold.

Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man made perfect without trials.

Gold is tested by fire, man by gold.

Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.

One joy shatters a hundred griefs.

Do not seek answers; seek to understand the questions.