Chinese Sayings and Proverbs

Chinese Sayings and Proverbs

Friendship is like a cup of tea. It has to be clear enough to look down to its bottom.
He, who asks a question is a fool for five minutes. He, who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Drinking tea is to forget the noise of the world.
A meal without rice is like a pretty girl with only one eye.

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Why are all the news ladies Chinese? They should stick to what they know: railroads, sushi and dim sum.
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I'm just one of the 1.3 billion Chinese.
China will always remain the builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and upholder of international order.
I went to stay in China for about three months, and everywhere I went, the people are so shielded from what's going on in the world.
In the past months since February 24th, we had to realize that aggressive rhetoric can lead to dangerous actions. China's rhetoric about Taiwan is concerning.
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We see the tendency in the world to criticise democracy and sometimes even to say that authoritarian countries like China are more efficient. That is very short-sighted. China looks efficient only because it can sacrifice most people's rights. This is not something the west should be happy about.
You can't punish people for their thoughts. I'm from China, we've tried.
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China... the country responsible for huge technological advances and yet, it still can't seem to get pandas to fck.
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It has come to our attention that some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage and pushing our two countries to the brink of a new Cold War.
Wang Yi (as Foreign-Minister of China) - May 2020
There are many things we could do. We could cut off the whole relationship [with China].
Donald Trump - Mai 2020, about the relations to China
We don't want to prevent China from growing and succeeding, but we do want to prevent it from doing so at the expense of others, including Americans.
It is inevitable that people around the world - including from America and China - will have different viewpoints over different issues. It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences. However, the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues.
Adam Silver (as NBA Commissioner) - October 2019
I can't stay away from Chinese food. I really love that stuff.
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity.
Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to China - and that's practically the same thing.
Would you like an adventure now, or would you like your tea first?
A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you.
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Hagrid howled still more loudly. Harry and Hemione looked at Ron to help them.
"Er - shall I make a cup of tea? It's what my mum does whenever someone's upset."
Caffeine is by far the best drug. Very difficult to overstate how much changed when people stopped drinking alcohol all day and started drinking coffee/tea!
Sam Altman - September 2022
Sometimes, strangers can become more like family than blood ever could.
It's a mystery of human chemistry and I don't understand it, some people, as far as their senses are concerned, just feel like home.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Never memorize what you can look up in books.
Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
Sometimes, the questions are complicated – and the answers are simple.
There will always be more questions. Every answer leads to more questions. The only way to survive is to let some of them go.
One day humanity will have to fight noise as much as cholera and the pest.
If you have peanut allergy your life so sad. You go to Asia, you eat egg-fried-rice - it's like russian roulette.
Where you learn how to make rice? Some white people cooking school?
Never forget what someone says to you when they're angry because that's when the truth comes out.

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