Blue Book, a collection of quotes, page two of proverbs, C-D

"Life is the gift of nature; beautiful living is the gift of wisdom."
– Celtic saying

"Honest advice is unpleasant to the ears."
– Chinese proverb

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
– Chinese Proverb

"Never try to catch two frogs with one hand."
– Chinese Proverb

"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."
– Chinese proverb

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do, and I understand."
– Chinese proverb

"The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names."
– Chinese Proverb

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."
–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

"With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown."
– Chinese proverb

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

"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still."
– Chinese Proverb

"A bird can roost but on one branch. A mouse can drink no more than its fill from a river."
– Chinese proverb

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."
– Chinese proverb

"A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study."
– Chinese proverb

"In the struggle between the stone and the water, in time, the water wins."
– Chinese proverb

"The nail sticking up gets pounded down."
– Chinese proverb

"When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them."
– Chinese proverb

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."
– Chinese proverb

"Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one."
– Chinese proverb

"Be quick in action, but cautious in speech."
– Chinese proverb

"A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion."
– Chinese Proverb

"He who hurries can not walk with dignity."
– Chinese Proverb

"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
– Chinese proverb

"Luck never gives: it only lends."
– Chinese proverb

"The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out."
– Chinese Proverb

"Listening looks easy, but it's not simple. Every head is a world."
– Cuban Proverb

"Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends."
– Czech proverb

"He who would leap far must first take a long run."
– Danish Proverb

"Life is not holding a good hand. Life is playing a poor hand well."
– Danish Proverb

"He who is outside the door has already a good part of the journey behind him."
– Dutch proverb