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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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All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Historically, there had been many periods of Chinese Renaissance.
- Hu Shih

The Chinese people, too, went through all kinds of
vicissitudes in their religious development.
- Hu Shih

No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs.
No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.
- Steve Forbes

In the East there is a gap between the top of a wall and underside of a roof;
it acts as a screen,
and the Chinese were able to use it as they wished.
- Stephen Gardiner

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

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

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

As the global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests,
xenophobia is directed against foreign people,
not foreign cultural imports.
- Eric Hobsbawm

It was clear that the special interest groups in California
really wanted the Chinese to be shut out of the country,
because that was where the racial tension was the greatest.
- Iris Chang

That's the reason some schools of thinking don't rule
out a destruction of the Chinese military potential
before the situation grows worse than it is today.
It's bad enough now.
- Curtis Lemay

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

America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious;
and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment
of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
- David Riesman

The problem with a lot of Chinese is that they put
up divisions between Taiwanese,
Hong Kong natives, mainlanders.
We are never united.
I really hope that the Chinese can be more united.
- Martin Yan

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

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

There were only two other Chinese families in this town of 25,000,
but to our parents, the determining factor was the
quality of the public school system.
- Steven Chu

U.S.
officials and outside experts agree that China is undertaking
a comprehensive modernization of its military.
The Chinese military has gotten smaller but smarter.
- Lee H. Hamilton

If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms,
it may create a greater hunger for democracy,
reform and liberties in China.
- Gary Locke

You just wait.
I'm going to be the biggest Chinese Star in the world.
- Bruce Lee

But a multitude of people, even the two hundred million of the Chinese empire,
cannot subsist without civil government.
- Ezra Stiles

We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven,
but we won't let them into our country.
- Pearl S. Buck

I can represent my culture while helping not only the
Chinese-American community,
but also the community at large.
- Martin Yan

Millions also perished in the Chinese camps,
and there have been terrible genocides in Cambodia and Vietnam.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture,
Chinese people.
What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope.
- Jet Li

I wanted to do something far from my intellectual and physical home,
so I went to live in Beijing for eight months and took Mandarin Chinese.
- Mira Sorvino

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

I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese,
straight.
That means nothing to me.
It's all an illusion.
- Joe Rogan

For years, I looked to Bruce Lee as a mentor as being
a Chinese and Asian man living in this country.
- Donnie Yen

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

I am proud to be Chinese, and I do not tolerate any traitor.
- Alex Chiu

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

China and India are close neighbours linked by mountains
and rivers and the Chinese and Indian peoples have
enjoyed friendly exchanges for thousands of years.
- Li Peng

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

Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that
Chinese spies penetrated four U.S.
weapons research labs and stole important information
on seven nuclear warhead designs.
- Charles Foster Bass

Sometime in the future - 25, 50, 75 years hence -
what will the situation be like then? By that time
the Chinese will have the capability of delivery too.
- Curtis Lemay

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

This is our bottom line, and the will of 1.25 billion Chinese people.
- Zhu Rongji

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

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

What girls do to each other is beyond description.
No chinese torture comes close.
- Tori Amos

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

Me only have one ambition, y'know.
I only have one thing I really like to see happen.
I like to see mankind live together -
black,
white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
- Bob Marley

As long as the food is well prepared and not overdone,
I think it tastes good.
It doesn't matter if it's Chinese, Japanese,
anything.
- Martin Yan

Until the Chinese decide to compete fairly it will
be up to us to do what we can to further protect our manufacturing base,
and ensure we keep the good paying jobs we already have.
- Mike Rogers

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

Unless we rise to the challenge, instead of American
youth being able to live the American dream,
the Chinese will fulfill their dream of overtaking America.
- Mark Kennedy


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