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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

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

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talk doesn't cook rice.
- Chinese Proverb

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

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

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

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Patience, persistence, and perseverance.
A little more each day, a little better each day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living
In better conditions.
- Hafiz

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
- The Buddha

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never mind what others do;
do better than yourself,
beat your own record from day to day,
and you are a success.
- William J. H. Boetcker

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is a better place because I am here.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Love is a better teacher than duty.
- Albert Einstein

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Better keep yourself clean and bright;
you are the window through which
you must see the world.
- George Bernard Shaw

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

The most telling act of true Faith
is celebrating the death of a loved one
with the certain knowledge that
they are now in a better place.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I release the familiar that I may better discover my inspiring future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
- Anonymous

Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve
some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
- Aristophanes

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks
for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward
achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Today is probably a good day for something;
but it's a better day for doing nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner


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