A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.— Grantland Rice
Pleasurable Chinese Proverb quotations
Be not afraid of going slowly, Be afraid of standing still.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Own who you are.
According to the ancient Chinese proverb, A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.
Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself.
The most difficult battles in life are those we fight within. - Old Chinese Proverb
When written in Chinese the word "Crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Leave the dude alone and he'll figure it out.
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
Don't count your chickens before they egg.
Words are free. It's how you use them, that may cost you.
Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.” - Chinese proverb
Too many cooks spoil the broth
There's a Chinese proverb that says it all: Painting is an old man's art.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
I've always subscribed to an old Chinese proverb that the palest ink is better than the best memory.
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
For a long time, I operated under the Chinese proverb that there are four kinds of leaders: those who you laugh at, those who you hate, those who you love and those who you don't even know that they're leaders.
Skill is better than strength.
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
A bad workman blames his tools.
Once the concentration camps and the hell-holes of the world were in darkness.
Now they are lit by the light of the Amnesty candle; the candle in barbed wire. When I first lit the Amnesty candle, I had in mind the old Chinese proverb: 'Better light a candle than curse the darkness.'
Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.
The old Chinese proverb springs to mind - No pain, no gain.
We live in a glass-soaked civilization, but as for the bird in the Chinese proverb who finds it so difficult to discover air, the substance is almost invisible to us. To use a metaphor drawn from glass, it may be revealing for us to re-focus, to stop looking through glass, and let our eyes dwell on it for a moment to contemplate its wonder.
Education, we see, is not merely gaining knowledge or skills helpful toward productive work, though certainly that is a part of it. Rather it is a replenishment and an expansion of the natural thirst of the mind and soul. Learning is a gradual process of growth, each step building upon the other. It is a process whereby the learner organizes and integrates not only facts but attitudes and values. The Lord has told us that we must open our minds and our hearts to learn. There is a Chinese proverb: Wisdom is as the moon rises, perceptible not in progress but in result. As our knowledge is converted to wisdom, the door to opportunity is unlocked.
Those who tell the stories rule the world
I like the Chinese proverb: If a horse is yours, it will always come back!
Possess the "Nobel Factor": Possess and constantly demonstrate optimism, faith, and hope. They create choices. I am reminded of an ancient Chinese proverb: "That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change; but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent."
The Chinese have an excellent proverb: "Be modest in speech, but excel in action.