Proverbs and Sayings (I)

“Harmony benfits both, strife harms both.”

Chinese saying

“There is a battle of two wolves inside us.

One is evil.

It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego.

The other is good.

It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth.

The wolf that wins is the wolf that you feed.”

Native American Proverb, Cherokee.

“If you understand, things are just as they are.

If you do not understand, things are just as they are.”

Zen Proverb

“Some persue happiness.Others create it.”

Canadian Proverb

“The heart that loves is always young.”

Greek proverb

“If you do not want anyone to know, don’t do it.”

Chinese Proverb

“Use soft words and hard arguments.”

English Proverb

“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head,

but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair.”

Chinese proverb

“If there is no wind, row.”

Latin Proverb

“He who dares, wins.”

Latin Proverb

“Qui audet adipiscitur.”

“To accept a favor is to sell one’s freedom.”

Latin Proverb

“Beneficium accipere libertate est vendere.”

“A safe conscience makes a sound sleep.”

German Proverb

“Ein gutes Gewissen ist ein sanftes Ruhekissen.”

Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.”

Chinese Proverb

“A man without a smiling face must not open shop.”

Chinese Proverb

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”

Chinese Proverb

“To have principles, first have courage”.

Chinese Proverb

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

Chinese Proverb

“When helping others, do not look for a reward; if you are looking for rewards, don’t help others.”

Chinese Proverb

“With money you can buy a house, but not a home.

With money you can buy a clock, but not time.

With money you can buy a bed, but not sleep.

With money you can buy a book, but not knowledge.

With money you can buy a doctor, but not health.

With money you can buy a position, but not respect.

With money you can buy blood, but not life.

With money you can buy sex, but not love.”

Chinese Proverb

“Life is an echo, what you send out, comes back.”

Chinese Proverb

“It is easier to criticize than to do better.”

Swiss proverb


“For the diligent, a week has seven days, for the slothful, seven tomorrows.”

German proverb

“Every smile makes you a day younger.”

Chinese proverb