Chinese proverbs (谚语, yànyǔ) are colloquial and summarized sentences that people often mention in their daily conversations. The proverbs are usually passed down by ancient Chinese or literature, and thus they contain wisdom, experiences, values, and thoughts from the ancients. Although proverbs are mostly historical, Chinese are still familiar with many of them and using them in life nowadays.
The quotes from Chinese ancients teach us important lessons in life and give suggestions about common situations we would encounter. The purposes of the proverbs are to admonish, enlighten, or educate. Through these proverbs, we can understand parts of the Chinese values, beliefs and moral principles. Read full blog here