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40 Inspirational Chinese Proverbs On Life And Success (2023)



40 Inspirational Chinese Proverbs On Life And Success (2023)

Chinese Proverbs are full of so much wisdom. They can help you to reflect on your life and derive much wisdom. Proverbs can help you regardless if you are going through a difficult time in life or you are living in prosperity. May these Best Chinese Proverbs On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “A man grows most tired while standing still.” Chinese Proverb

40 Inspirational Chinese Proverbs On Life And Success (2023) - "A man grows most tired while standing still." Chinese Proverb

2. “Dig the well before you are thirsty.” Chinese Proverb

3. “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” Chinese Proverb

4. “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” Chinese Proverb

5. “Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand.” Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverbs "Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. involve me, I understand." Chinese Proverb

6. “What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others.” Confucius

7. “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” Chinese Proverb

8. “The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” Lao Tzu

9. “To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish.” Chinese Proverb

10. “If your mind is strong, all difficult things will become easy; if your mind is weak, all easy things will become difficult.” Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverbs - "If your mind is strong, all difficult things will become easy; if your mind is weak, all easy things will become difficult." Chinese Proverb

11. “Every child born has innate goodness.” Chinese Proverb

12. “Often one finds one’s destiny just where one hides to avoid it.” Chinese Proverb

13. “If you always give, you will always have.” Chinese Proverb

14. “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 Proverb

15. “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius

Chinese Proverbs -"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it." Confucius

16. “He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.” Chinese Proverb

17. “We count our miseries carefully, and accept our blessings without much thought.” Chinese Proverb

18. “If you plan for one year, plant rice. If you plan for ten years, plant trees. If you plan for 100 years, educate mankind.” Chinese Proverb

19. “Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.” Chinese Proverb

20. “Be not afraid of growing slowly; Be afraid only of standing still.” Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverbs - "Be not afraid of growing slowly; Be afraid only of standing still." Chinese Proverb

21. “A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.” Chinese Proverb

22. “Outside noisy, inside empty.” Chinese Proverb

23. “True knowledge is when one knows the limitations of one’s knowledge.” Chinese Proverb

24. “A bad word worshipped will echo a hundred miles.” Chinese Proverb

25. “A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.” Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverbs - "A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion." Chinese Proverb

26. “A bird does not sing because he has the answer to something, he sings because he has a song.” Chinese Proverb

27. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Chinese Proverb

28. “To understand your parent’s love, you must raise children yourself.” Chinese Proverb

29. “If your face is ugly, you can’t blame the mirror.” Chinese Proverb

30. “The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.” Xun Kuang

Chinese Proverbs - "The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere." Xun Kuang

31. “Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.” Chinese Proverb

32. “Don’t listen to what they say. Go see.” Chinese Proverb

33. “An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet.” Chinese Proverb

34. “The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.” Chinese Proverb

35. “He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverbs - "He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left." Chinese Proverb

36. “Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” Chinese Proverb

37. “Control your emotions or they will control you.” Chinese Proverb

38. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” Chinese Proverb

39. “Man’s schemes are inferior to those made by heaven.” Chinese Proverb

40. “Your teacher can open the door but you must enter by yourself.” Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverbs - "Your teacher can open the door but you must enter by yourself." Chinese Proverb

I hope you enjoyed these Inspirational Chinese Proverbs On Life And Success (2023). Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments section below.

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My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

Fortune favours the brave



    August 25, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Dear Asad, your wish will be fulfilled Keep on getting the knowledge to wake-up the minds.this is the BEST JOB YOU SELECTED,I shall admire the same happiness in your success.

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      January 24, 2021 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks, and stay happy!

  2. Andre

    August 19, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Dear Asad
    This is a phanstastic website. Since I am interested in martial arts and it’s philosophy since many years, I know many of those (chinese) proverbs. Lao Tse should be an idol for all mankind, bringing us closer to the roots of earth and nature, and hence closer to ourselves. If we stop focusing on “always more money and power over others”, we will start to respect others and ourselves, and as a result can become the best version of ourselves. This is the ultimate peace recipe for this world!
    Thank you for collecting such dense wisdom. Let me know if there is something I might contribute to your webpage. Stay healthy and be blessed!
    cordially – Andre

  3. Wisdom Kennedy

    June 8, 2020 at 10:11 am

    This is a real strong and powerful inspiration, that have changed my life and my way, I have joyed with this future.

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      June 23, 2020 at 10:27 pm

      Truly amazing. Glad they have helped you in life.


    April 26, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Dear Sir,
    Proverbs are GEMS of human life and inspire us to relate wisdom, truth, and facts.
    Collection and sharing of proverbs are equivalent to teaching , a great profession, invokes great respect.

    • Hasan Al-Jarrah

      June 23, 2020 at 11:12 pm

      Yes Sir.

  5. Kobby Philips

    February 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Asad, you are an inspiration.

    • Asad Meah

      March 2, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      Thank You for your kind words Kobby
      I appreciate it
      Glad you liked the article

  6. Muna.

    October 22, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Hi, Asad, ” Am inspired ” lets ACT.

    • Asad Meah

      October 24, 2019 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Muna
      Let’s make it happen!
      Action is the key

  7. Emmanuel

    July 19, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Splendid. No other words to express my happiness after reading your wise proverbs.
    Thank you for the profound staff…

    • Asad Meah

      July 30, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Emmanuel
      Thank you for your kind words – I appreciate it

  8. Emac On The Track

    June 4, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Outstanding quotes! This was some fresh air and a piece of mind! I like what you stand for as well. I can relate. We need more of this! Keep it up

    • Asad Meah

      June 5, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article

  9. Evan colbert

    May 9, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Asad,

    Love the wisdom shining from these proverbs. Was just wondering if you also had them in traditional Chinese characters. I understand a little Mandarin and would love to hear them in their original form as I have a son who can read them for me.


    • Asad Meah

      May 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      Hi Evan, glad you enjoyed the Proverbs.
      No, I do not have them in traditional Chinese at the moment,
      will add a translation functionality in the near future.

  10. alex

    April 23, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    awesome site and i really enjoy them am all smiling now keep on giving us these nice qoutes

    • Asad Meah

      April 23, 2019 at 7:45 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Alex
      Thanks for your kind words – I appreciate it
      Will do!

  11. Garrett

    April 16, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Hi there! Such a wonderful write-up, thanks!

    • Asad Meah

      April 19, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Thank you
      Glad you enjoyed the article Garrett

  12. Robin

    March 8, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Nice quote and they are very inspirational

    • Asad Meah

      March 28, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Robin

      • Muna.

        October 22, 2019 at 10:31 am

        hi Alan, Thanks much, “am inspired” lets ACT.

  13. Ana York

    February 14, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Asad Meah, Hello from Orlando Florida USA. I am working on a speech about Chinese Culture and I found your website. I love the proverbs. There is so much truth in these. They are very inspirational. I, too, love to learn and learn and learn. It keeps me alive to learn.

    • Asad Meah

      February 20, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      Hi Ana, glad you enjoyed the Proverbs.
      I agree – there is much wisdom for us to derive.
      Keep at it.

  14. Damien Thomas

    February 10, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Asad, well done with another great collection of quotes and proverbs. Thank you for sharing. Keep up the great work.

    • Asad Meah

      February 13, 2019 at 10:44 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Damien

  15. Pooja

    February 5, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Hi Asad, I found this blog a little while back and just did a podcast episode repeating these 40 Chinese proverbs in honour of Chinese New Year 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve linked your blog post in both my blog and in the show notes my podcast show, The Happiness Approach. Wishing you all the best and thanks for taking the time to bring value into peoples’ lives, keep doing what you’re doing!

    • Asad Meah

      February 9, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      Hi Pooja, I’m glad that you like the Proverbs.
      Thanks for linking back to my site.
      I will check it out.
      Keep up the great work!

  16. Richardo de aprilio

    December 26, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Those who challenge the Heaven must first be ready to face Hell.

    Those who dare to fly must first be ready to meet the ground.

    • Asad Meah

      December 30, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      Interesting quote Richardo

  17. Harmeet Khaira

    November 20, 2018 at 1:25 am

    It’s really a nice to begin it with a positive thoughts, and challenging to live by at least for the day and get involved this in your actions! The key to remember is share with the very next person you meet. Thanks Fella For your creative work!

    • Asad Meah

      December 1, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the article Harmeet

  18. Nammy

    November 7, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Glad I found this site.

    • Asad Meah

      November 15, 2018 at 11:53 am

      I am happy that you found this site too Nammy

  19. Savitri Babulkar

    October 30, 2018 at 6:37 am

    A beautiful collection of proverbs –
    I am a retired teacher seeking inspirational quotes.
    Thank you Asad Meah….God bless you!

    • Asad Meah

      October 30, 2018 at 6:53 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the proverbs Savitri
      May God bless you too

  20. Juan

    August 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Wow! I really enjoyed these proverbs! Nicely selected. I’ll borrow a few for my next post and link this post. Thanks!

    • Asad Meah

      August 23, 2018 at 12:49 am

      Thanks Juan, glad you enjoyed them!
      I try to provide the best content always.
      I appreciate you linking back to me.

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