Chinese Proverbs


If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.

Public before private and country before family.

Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.

Waiting for a rabbit to hit upon a tree and be killed in order to catch it.

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.

Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.

Once on a tiger's back, it is hard to alight.

A tiger never returns to his prey he did not finish off.

May you get what you wish for.

No wind, no waves.

Talk doesn't cook rice.

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

There are always ears on the other side of the wall.

May your every wish be granted.

Steal a bell with one's ears covered.