Chinese Proverbs

Posted by M ws On Monday, January 23, 2012 6 comments
During Chinese New Year people hang small messages or wishes called Hui Chun in and around their homes and offices, hoping for good fortune during the year. There are many different Hui Chun depending upon the occasion and circumstance. There are Hui Chun asking for sufficient food, domestic harmony, special wishes for the elderly and some wishing students good luck in their studies. Here's one specially for my blog readers and friends.

Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year! As we usher in the Year of the Dragon, may these Chinese proverbs to give you wisdom and guidance. Enjoy.

Wishing all my Chinese friends and relatives Xīnnián kuàilè wànshì rúyì! 新年快乐万事如意!

One kind word can warm three winter months.

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Keep a green tree alive in your heart and a songbird may come to sing there.

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.

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

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

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.

Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me, and I’ll understand.

6 comments to Chinese Proverbs

  1. says:

    Monyet King Hi MWS, Happy New Year to you and your family. All the best for the year ahead.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Thank you, Monyet King!! Wishing you and yours the very best for the year ahead too! Take care and keep in touch.

    Best wishes

  1. says:

    Bunny Happy New Year to You and Yours. Will be in Penang from 26-30 January to enjoy the festivities.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi Bunny

    Do leave your contact number here (will not be published) or send it to me via email at if you and your family can meet up with mine. It would be lovely to see you and yours.

    Take care and here's wishing you and yours a wonderful new year!

    Gong Xi Fa Cai!


  1. says:

    Bunny promises promises.

    not good to lie on cny.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi Bunny

    I did not receive any email from you and would be able to meet you and your family tomorrow morning. Just let me know ok?

    Take care and God bless!


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