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602 Chinese Proverbs

Better be too credulous than too skeptical.

Better die ten years early than live ten years poor.

Better do a kindness near home than go far to burn incense.

Better do it than wish it done.

Better go than send.

Better go to heaven in rags than to hell in embroidery.

Better the cottage where one is merry than the palace where one weeps.

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.

Better to do a kindness near home than go far away to burn incense.

Careless rat chewing on a cat's tail: beware lightning!

Ceremony is the smoke of friendship.

Cheap things are not good, good things are not cheap.

Cheat the earth and the earth will cheat you.

Clumsy birds have need of early flight.

Conquerors are kings; the beaten are bandits.

Corner a dog in a dead-end street and it will turn and bite.

Corporations have neither bodies to be punished nor souls to be damned.

Count not what is lost but what is left.

Covet wealth, and want it; don't, and luck will grant it.

Covetous men's chests are rich, not they.

Crows everywhere are equally black.

Curse your wife at evening, sleep alone at night.

Cursed cows have short horns.

Customers are jade; merchandise is grass.

Dangerous enemies will meet again in narrow streets.