55 FAMOUS AND WISE CHINESE PROVERBS, QUOTES, AND SAYINGS ABOUT SUCCESS, HAPPINESS, LOVE AND LIFE, shared from the fabulous Savvy101.life with huge thanks

Chinese Proverbs – Inspirational Words Of Wisdom

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Chinese proverbs is Fortunecookies. We all love a taste of these cookies and the wisdom that come with them. But did you know that Fortune cookies can trace their origin to Kyoto, Japan? Well, that’s a story for another day.

Today, we are going to discuss Chinese proverbs. The nature of the Chinesedialect lends itself to idioms and proverbs. With just a few characters, the Chinese language can easily convey a complex thought.

Most sayings and proverbs in the Chinese language are hard to trace their origins. Some of them can go all the way back to the Dao De Jing and Yi Jing ancient classic. On top of that, these saying typically relate to specific people or even places in Chinese history. Such proverbs can be a bit hard to understand especially for non-Chinese individuals.

What’s more, translating Chinese sayings to English is not an easy thing. In some cases, you might find that you will not get a similar construct or meaning in English. Therefore, translating such statements can be difficult. All in all, experts were able to interpret some of the Chinese proverbs to English.

So What Is Wisdom And Why Is It So Important?

If you want to be a leader someday, it’s important to grow and gain wisdom. More importantly, wisdom is not something that you will learn in school. I’m sure you agree with me there’s no subject that will practically teach you how to be wise.

But you can use your knowledge in the right way. Some of the reasons why wisdom is so important includes;

  • Good Character: I believe having a strong character will help you go through your tough times with ease. With a strong character, you will be able to positively impact the people around you. Most importantly you will be able to culture the wisdom in you.
  • Good Judgment: with wisdom, obstacles and challenges will be a simple walk in the park. That’s because you will have developed good judgment. But you should remember that this comes from experience and time. When you have good judgment, you will always solve problems, overcome obstacles, picture better results and keep on moving forward.

It’s a fact that wisdom comes from time and experience. That’s actually the reason why we generally perceive older people to be wiser than everyone else. But that shouldn’t mean that you cannot become wise while you are still young. On the contrary, it only means that you should practice and master your specific art or job.

Wise people will always remember and learn from their past experiences. The most important bit is that you should always move forward. Do not live in your past. Keep striving to make your today better than yesterday and your tomorrow better than today. That’s the only way you will become wiser than your age.

But of course there’s still a lot more to say about being wise and how important it is to your daily routines. Well, I hope these saying translated from the Chinese language will help you develop yourself and give you wisdom. Here’s a list of inspirational words of wisdom from the Chinese language.

Translated Chinese Proverbs Of Wisdom

  • “If you don’t do stupid things you won’t end up in tragedy.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A little patience will spoil great plans.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Chinese Proverb
  • “If you bow at all, bow low.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A book holds a house of gold.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Talk does not cook rice.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A man who cannot tolerate small misfortunes can never accomplish great things.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Water flows in only to flow out.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Happiness is the best cosmetics.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A good name is better than a good face.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Keep the general goal in sight while tackling daily tasks.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Where there is life there is hope.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “No man is a perfect man; no gold is sufficiently bare.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Ignorance is bliss.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Disaster comes from careless talk.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Every child born has innate goodness.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Control your emotions or they will control you.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A smile will gain you ten more years of life.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Distant water does not put out a nearby fire.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “The more acquaintances you have, the less you know them.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Only one who can swallow an insult is a man.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “The person attempting to travel two roads at once will go nowhere.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Disaster comes from a careless talk.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A candle lights others and consumes itself.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “You reap what you sow.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Every step makes a footprint.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Love the house and its crow.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “With love, water is enough; without love, food doesn’t satisfy.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “A gentleman’s friendship is insipid as water.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “In hardship, we see true friendship.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Distance tests a horse’s strength. Time reveals a person’s character.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “The temptations to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Silence is a source of great strength.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “If you survived a storm, you won’t be bothered by the rain.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “When anger rises, think of the consequences.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Giving your son a skill is better giving him one thousand pieces of gold.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Even though you have ten thousand fields, you can only eat one measure of rice a day.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “What you cannot avoid, welcome.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Every smile makes you a day younger.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Continually give, continually gain.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “When you drink the water, remember the spring.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “The old are the precious gem in the center of the household.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Tiger father begets tiger son” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Deep thoughts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Eat less, taste more.” – Chinese Proverb

In Summary

I’m sure you’ve already figured out that wisdom is not something that comes to you out of the blues. Don’t just lay back on your bed and expect to be wise. Take a chance and experience new things in life and fail. Then pick yourself up and try again but don’t repeat the same mistakes you did the last time. Be happy!

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GnOM ! Monday Meditation With Wayne Dyer.

Let’s start the week with a wonderful little guided meditation From the Blessing that is Wayne Dyer.

Let’s get a little funky for the weekend shall we. X

A fabulous little mix of some of the loveliest upbeat soulful funk.

So much soul 🎶💜💜💜🎶 it always lifts my vibrations.

With the brilliant Betty Write, Jean Knight, Rufus Thomas, the Isley Brother.

Funky Nassau and Since you’ve been gone, are stillr two of those songs that I can get lost in no matter how often I hear them, I never get tired of hearing them.

So we can add them to my pile of most loved songs.

Hope the week treated you kindly and that the weekend does too.

All my Love, Big Heart. xxx

Lifesfinewhine, One of my absolute favourite blogs. 10 Times Curb Your Enthusiasm Was Hilarious and more. x

I Love this blog, not only is it filled with this kind of funny, but also a wealth of information too. I really enjoy reading it all.

PoojaG writes beautifully about it all. Including fab writing and blogging tips too. The only reason I don’t post those kind of posts here is because this isn’t that type of blog. 

However if you are only just starting out blogging like me, this is a great fun place to learn. I will slowly pay homage to all the great blogs that i am learning from.

I can honestly say that i do not know where i would be without all there wealth of knowlege.

So today i would like to start by saying a big Thankyou to PoojaG.

Love the  Humour, the Info and the Blog.

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Where did you sleep last night. The song with 3 names and 2 origins. X

I had no idea that there are so many versions of this song ! Though it should not be much of a surprise as it is one of my favourites.

I absolutely Love LEADBELLY in general, but hearing him, you can understand what inspired all those that followed, to give this song a go.

I think he would have loved the WANDA DAVIS version perhaps? I do have to say though, that each and every cover has its merits. Each one has most definately made it there own, so much so that they almost sound like a different song they all sound so different.

The NIVANA version is another one of my all time favourite songs, also on my personal favourite album’s of theirs, the fabulous NIVANA UNPLUGGED. I have a feeling that they would have liked the last one by LENA HALL. Such pain in every note it’s wonderful.

Plus a version i had not known called BLACK GIRL by LEADBELLY which I think is the first recording.

And IN THE PINES which i believe is an American folk song.

So amazingly this song derives from two songs which is brilliant in itself isn’t it.

Sometimes know as either IN THE PINES, MY GIRL or WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT. Actually came from the songs, IN THE PINES and THE LONGEST TRAIN.

Sadly the author of neither songs are known, but have been known to date back to Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and Kentuky and North Georgia from at least the 1870’s.

Which blows my mind, but only serves to proove that  great songs are great songs and that they will always endure the test of time.

Amazing. x

Even a very Blu Grass version by BILL MUNROE

But this one is still something speacial

I LOVE SPRING BECAUSE I LOVE NATURE AND COLOUR SO WHATS’S NOT TO LIKE.

I can’t explain the joy I feel just walking around at the moment with everything in full bloom. The hope and promise of death and rebirth fulfilled.

My eyes scanning back and forth and back again for each and every bursts of colour no matter how surreptitiously hidden it may be , no matter how tiny. Each pretty little face peeping out, popping through, looking towards me shouting out to be seen and admired.

I love all times of the year because each has it’s own undying splendour to enjoy. But there is something about spring and all the flowers that feeds my souls inner rainbow. My need for colour coupled with my awe of every one of nature works of art makes this one of my favourite times of the year.

Even in the quite often grey that is Britain or perhaps because of it, the colour blows, every year. I miss it on all those gloomy spectrum-less day, which is quite a bit of winter too. So for me spring somehow annually sates my souls need for colour.

I plant as many flowers wherever I live because I realise that I love to spend time looking at them, willing and waiting for them to grow. Each tiny petal and expectant bud brings me joy pure and simple.

Afternoon Delight 2 mini playlist for your delectation. X

More from the Delight section. A lovely mix of a bit of a mix of everything really. What ever I felt at the time and wanted to listen too funilly…in the afternoon.

Again including some with wonderful samples on that just make me smile. Hope they bring the same joy to you too.

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