Old Asian proverbs, be it Chinese, Japanese or Indian are wise and popular because of the rich history of these places. Today, we are focusing on specifically Chinese proverbs that are just up to the mark and will provoke you to think a different way. They are inspiring, they are true. These are the seven Chinese proverbs only on Wheebuzz.
1. What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others
This is a popular quote by Confucius, an ancient Chinese philosopher. He is one of the greatest ancient philosophers of all time. He is widely regarded as the philosopher of great ideas who was existed in Axial age. What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others, he said.
2. Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand
This is a good Chinese proverb. A lot of us need to really understand this. This quote emphasis on the very fact that if you want to make someone understand something in a way that they do not forget it, you must involve them to the process.
3. He who says he can, and he who says he can’t, are both usually right
A yet another thought-provoking quotation by Confucius. This is really a good quote which really makes you think twice for your goals. Confucius was a ancient philosopher from China who’s ideas and thoughts are now regarded under the philosophy known as Confucianism.
4. If you always give, you will always have
This has a true and deep meaning. If you want to be happy, be giving. This is what has been emphasised by modern philosophers as well. Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan once said “those who are giving are the happiest people on the planet”. Chinese proverb also focuses on the importance of giving in this quotation.
5. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
A yet another quote by Confucius. I tell you, Confucius dominates the ancient Chinese philosophy and is arguably the most popular Chinese philosopher of all time. The fact is that everything has beauty and not everyone is able to see it. This quote says it all about how you perceive things becomes your reality, and that is all.
6. A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books
This is something I also admire as well as firmly believe. This is one such thing that can change your life. I real life, you must have come across several examples. Nelson Mandela, the first black African President as well as one of the greatest leaders of the World wrote a book namely ‘Conversation with myself’. This book somehow focuses on the power of conversations in one’s life.
7. If your face is ugly, you can’t blame the mirror
No, do not take this on literal sense. How it is interpreted is that if your doings are wrong or bad, you will get back the same thing, and then you can not blame the world, or people around you. It happens. So do good and get back good.