chinese Quotes

Quotes from chinese authors


Confucius 159 quotes
Lao Tzu 131 quotes
Chinese Proverbs 124 quotes
Mao Zedong 38 quotes

Martin Yan
37 quotes
Iris Chang
30 quotes
Joan Chen
25 quotes
Lin Yutang
25 quotes
Sun Tzu
24 quotes
Zhang Ziyi
23 quotes
Li Peng
21 quotes
Jackie Chan
21 quotes
Zhang Yimou
21 quotes
Ziyi Zhang
19 quotes
Ma Jian
18 quotes

Famous chinese quotes
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • love

The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. Confucius, philosopher
  • wisdom

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • inspirational

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. Chinese Proverbs,
  • Anger

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. Chinese Proverbs,
  • inspirational


Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. Chinese Proverbs,
  • inner

Remember: “The Best Fighter is Never Angry." Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • calm

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • care

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • overcome

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius, philosopher
  • Resilience

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius, philosopher
  • long

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge. Confucius, philosopher
  • knowledge

Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. Jack Ma, businessman
  • motivational

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • generosity

He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own. Confucius, philosopher
  • positive

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • motivational

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius, philosopher
  • actions

The night hides a world, but reveals a universe. Chinese Proverbs,
  • inner

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Chinese Proverbs,
  • actions

Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.' Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • time

Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it. Chinese Proverbs,
  • ability

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. Confucius, philosopher
  • actions

I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one. Chinese Proverbs,
  • Dreams

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverbs,
  • nature

Opportunities multiply when you seize them. Sun Tzu, philosopher
  • opportunities

When wind of changes are blowing, some people will build walls - some will build windmills. Chinese Proverbs,
  • changes

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Confucius, philosopher
  • achieve

The good are not worried, the wise are not confused, and the brave are not afraid. Confucius, philosopher
  • brave

Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold. Chinese Proverbs,
  • education

To love a thing means wanting it to live. Confucius, philosopher
  • Love

Before you prepare to improve the world, look around your own house three times. Chinese Proverbs,
  • three

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak. Sun Tzu, philosopher
  • strong

Deal with the big while it is still small. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • motivational

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese Proverbs,
  • Blame

In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. Sun Tzu, philosopher
  • opportunity

Do not be concerned that no one recognizes you, seek that which is worthy of recognition. Confucius, philosopher
  • recognition

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius, philosopher
  • life

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • time

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • ataraxy

A genius always presents himself as a fool. Chinese Proverbs,
  • wisdom

The journey is the reward. Chinese Proverbs,
  • Success

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius, philosopher

Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head. Chinese Proverbs,
  • Family

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius, philosopher
  • Beauty

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • journey

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books. Chinese Proverbs,
  • Wisdom

He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior. Confucius, philosopher
  • Control

When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • Confidence

It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great. Confucius, philosopher
  • Truth

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom. Chinese Proverbs,
  • Wisdom


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