1．智者千虑，必有一失。 Homer sometimes nods.
2．草窝里飞出金凤凰。 Even a black hen lays a white egg.
3．一个和尚挑水吃，两个和尚抬水吃，三个和尚没水吃。 One boy is a boy, two boys half a boy, three boys no boy.
4．一次被蛇咬，三年怕草绳。 Once bit, twice shy.
5．少壮不努力，老大徒伤悲。 An idle youth, a needy age.
6．一言既出，驷马难追。 A word once let go cannot be recalled.
7．忍一时之气，免百日之忧。 If you are patient in one moment of danger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
8．初生牛犊不怕虎。 New-born calves make little of tigers.
9．贪多嚼不烂。 Bite off more than one can chew.
10．饱汉不知饿汉饥。 A fed-up man does not know how hungry a starved man is.
11．星星之火可以燎原。 A single sparkle can start a prairie fire.
12．知己知彼，百战不殆。 Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated.
13．真金不怕火炼。 Fire is the test of gold.
14．师傅领进门，修行在个人。 No man is his craft’s master the first day.
15．匹夫不可夺志也。 The will of even a common man cannot be taken from him.
16．又要马儿跑，又要马儿不吃草。 You can not take your horse work without feeding her.
17．巧妇难为无米之炊。 You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.
18．同行是冤家。 Two of a trade can never agree.
19．独木不成林。 One person cannot accomplish much.
20．大丈夫能屈能伸。 A man must learn to sail in all winds.
21．宁为鸡头，毋为牛后。 Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
22．有钱能使鬼推磨。 Money makes the world go around.
23．远亲不如近邻。 A relative far off is less help than a neighbor close by.
24．聪明反被聪明误。 Clever people may be victims of their own cleverness.
25．玉不凿不成器，人不学不成才 Jade must be carved and polished before it becomes an ornament; man must be educated before he can achieve great things.