Chinese Proverb

“Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best.”

“Beware the wrath of a quiet man.”

“A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.”

“Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend’s forehead.”

“Great souls have wills, feeble souls only wishes.”

“Happy owner, happy cat. Indifferent owner, reclusive cat.”

“He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.”

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

“Man stands for long time with mouth open before roast duck flies in.”

“Nobody’s family can hang out the sign ‘Nothing the matter here.’ ”

“One picture is worth more than a thousand words.”

“Pity those who laugh too much, for they are always unhappy.”

“There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.”

“A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.”

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