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Chinese Quotes

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It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

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When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu (Chinese Proverb)

 

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

Sense the life force -
what the Chinese call "Qi" -
radiating powerfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

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If I keep a green bough in my heart the singing bird will come.
- Chinese proverb

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

He who takes medicine and neglects his diet
wastes the skill of his doctors.
- Chinese Proverb

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
- Chinese Proverb

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

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

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

The person who says it cannot be done
should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese proverb

Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
- Chinese proverb

To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river,
- the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream.
- Lafcadio Hearn

I did not have a very literary background.
I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics,
and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
- Robert Morgan

I want to become a student.
I want to read Chinese history and go on a dig.
- Lou Gerstner

A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger,
else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet;
her happiness is to be made as cakes are,
by a fixed recipe.
- George Eliot

I don't care what political party is controlling China right now.
All I know is we are all Chinese.
- Alex Chiu

Not like Chinese food, where you eat it and then you
feel hungry an hour later.
- Ray Liotta

There are two types of Chinese growing up in America.
One is the kind that does really well in school,
with thick, thick glasses.
And the other is involved with the gangs.
- Donnie Yen

I prefer the Chinese method of eating.
You can do anything at the table except arm wrestle.
- Jeff Smith

But I wish to point out that it is entirely wrong to
say that the Chinese are not religious.
- Hu Shih

I'm not Chinese.
I thrive in interesting times.
- Charles de Lint

The Chinese culture belongs not only to the Chinese
but also to the whole world.
- Jinato Hu

I need to talk about Chinese culture.
We have deep, strong philosophy and culture.
I want to share some information, tell the worldwide audience.
- Jet Li

Throughout my career, I was to be cast as a frontier girl,
an aristocrat, an Arabian, a Eurasian,
a Polynesian, and a Chinese.
- Gene Tierney

Wushu is a move in Chinese, a physical move.
An attack.
Wushu is like an art.
- Jet Li

I wonder what all those Chinese poets sound like in Chinese.
I like their distilled quality.
- Tom Verlaine

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
- Arabic Proverb and Chinese Proverb

Life and human society are the chief concern of Confucianism and,
through it, the chief concern of the Chinese people.
- Hu Shih

When I was very little, we would get letters from China,
in Chinese, and they' be censored.
We were a very insular little family.
- Maya Lin

Please understand the reason why Chinese vegetables taste so good.
It is simple.
The Chinese do not cook them, they just threaten them!
- Jeff Smith

Although there is a very large literature,
still growing almost daily, on the Chinese calendar,
its interest is, we suggest, much more archaeological
and historical than scientific.
- Joseph Needham

Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize
China's aging cinema infrastructure,
attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas,
and increase demand for U.S.
films.
- Jack Valenti

Even one billion Chinese do not a superpower make.
- John Lukacs

In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led
some Chinese students in Cornell University to take
up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
- Hu Shih

Chinese culture has a lot of virtues that are tremendously
valuable to not only us as Asian-Americans,
but also the world in general.
- Martin Yan

I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown.
There was a dish called Mother and Child Reunion.
It's chicken and eggs.
And I said, I gotta use that one.
- Paul Simon

I used to think that my mother got into arguments with
people because they didn't understand her English,
because she was Chinese.
- Amy Tan

Clearly, the Chinese know that we want a good relationship with them.
- Fred Thompson

I used to be able to do the Chinese splits,
where you open your legs sideways.
- Kylie Minogue

Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner.
It ain't over 'til you both get your cookie.
- Alec Baldwin

The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy,
maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength
from the ideology of Marx and Mao.
- Steve Forbes

Let's not overlook, though, what we do know about the
campaign finance scandal,
and the fact the Chinese were involved in our presidential
campaign and our congressional campaigns.
- Fred Thompson

Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no
more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck,
and I love roast duck.
- Billie Holiday

I just love Chinese food.
My favourite dish is number 27.
- Clement Atlee

Eradicating a religion of kindness is,
I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt.
- Martin Scorsese

I am writing a sequel to The Touch because I want to
further explore the Chinese question that I have raised.
There will be more about that in a sequel.
- Colleen McCullough

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
- Charles de Gaulle

Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine,
there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
- Robert Trout

Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words
what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne.
- Pearl S. Buck

Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people.
They are relentless survivors.
- Pearl S. Buck

Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals
have been abolished on principle.
- Aleister Crowley

I think the Chinese government is doing a great job right now.
- Alex Chiu

Elizabeth Taylor has more chins than the Chinese telephone directory.
- Joan Rivers

I don't need to convince anybody that I know kung fu,
but maybe somebody needs to know that I really can act,
without doing a Chinese accent or a funny walk.
- David Carradine

What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty,
not just revolutions and wars.
We ought to reject it totally, otherwise in another
upheaval there will be further cruelty.
- Jung Chang

As long as there's pasta and Chinese food in the world,
I'm okay.
- Michael Chang

I was deposed in association with a case involving the Golden Venture,
a ship which smuggled Chinese aliens into the United
States about eight or nine ago.
- Rand Beers

So I went to the Chinese restaurant and this duck came up to me with a red.
- Tim Vine


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