62 Chinese Proverbs about WaterAll Chinese Proverbs | Proverbs about Water
1. Don't stand by the water and long for fish; go home and weave a net.
2. Enough shovels of earth make a mountain, enough pails of water a river.
3. Far waters cannot quench near fires.
4. Flowing water never goes bad; our door hubs never gather termites.
5. How can you put out a fire set on a cart-load of firewood with only a cup of water.
6. One cannot manage too many affairs; like pumpkins in water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.
7. Riches: a dream in the night; fame: a gull floating on water.
8. The remedy for dirt is soap and water. The remedy for dying is living.
9. The water that bears the ship is the same that engulfs it.
10. Water and words are easy to pour but impossible to recover.
11. Water that has reached its level does not flow.
12. Weaving a net is better than praying for fish at the edge of the water.
13. Whenever the water rises, the boat will rise too.
14. A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
15. Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.
16. Flowing water never gets dirty.
17. For people who love even water is sweet.
18. He who sees heaven in the water sees the fishes in the trees.
19. Ill gotten gains are like snow that is sprinkled with hot water.
20. In shallow waters, shrimps make fools of dragons.
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