A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.
A book tightly shut is but a block of paper.
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
A fool judges people by the presents they give him.
A nation's treasure is in its scholars.
A rat who gnaws at a cat's tail invites destruction.
Be the first to the field and the last to the couch.
Do not employ handsome servants.
Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.
Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.
If you bow at all, bow low.
Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.
Not until just before dawn do people sleep best; not until people get old do they become wise.
Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed.
If you get up one more time than you fall you will make it through.
The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. . . I woke and walked my old one.
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
看着这许多“中国谚语”，怎么就没听说过呢？不是自己学识浅薄，就是老外故弄玄虚，总觉得有deep doubts(深深的疑惑)。说起doubts，也许正好用上另一句世上流传的Chinese Proverbs：
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.