There are many Chinese sayings about life, some of them may not seem resonating to our daily personal lives. So here is a collection of 7 Chinese wisdom sayings that we can refer to often.
Sowing nothing, reap nothing.
If we don’t plant seeds in Spring, there is no harvest in Autumn. Sounds simple, and so true. In order to harvest, we need to work hard to plant and to grow. It all starts with an action. Without it, no achievement for sure. So when we think of doing something, for example, helping kids learn Chinese. Thinking about it only is a form of inaction, only by doing can potentially bring results in the end.
Variety is the spice of life.
Well, we already know that the only thing that never changes is change itself. So why don’t we embrace changes and enjoy them at the same time.
Bad time makes a good man.
Nobody likes hardness. But it is also the best time to train the character, and development capacity. It is easy to forget, we sometimes need to remind ourselves that Bad times make a good man when things go hard.
There is no royal road to learning.
It’s tempting to skip all the boring theory or repetitive stuff, but nobody can get far with only the interesting parts if the necessary foundations are overlooked. For Chinese learning, that is Chinese character learning.
Doubt is the key to knowledge.
If we want to be a critical thinker, we need to learn to be doubtful. Not everything we read is correct; not all the rules are the truth; not all the words from the authorities are right… Knowledge evolves when doubt goes in – because doubt creates curiosity; curiosity leads to further investigation; and further investigation reveals knowledge.
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
This saying is so wise. How many times do we quit when we encounter a failure for the first time? Because quitting is much easier than sticking with the confidence and keeping on the same journey. But in fact, it is only a test our life gives us: to bear defeat without losing heart.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Nowadays people talk about multitasking as if it is a skill we all need to learn. But the truth is that multitasking slows us down. To do many things as quickly and efficiently, we need to do only one thing at a time.
Which of the above 7 Chinese wise sayings make you think the most?
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