A collection of illuminated red Chinese lanterns with tassels and inscriptions, closely clustered against a dark background, creating a luminous and festive display.

Some of these are perhaps a bit too literal for their own good, but this list of Chinese proverbs includes some I hadn’t seen/heard before. But then, I guess, lots of things are dubbed ‘Chinese proverbs’ that are of unknown provenance.

Here’s three of my favourites that I hadn’t come across before:

If you fall down by yourself, get up by yourself.

Every drama requires a fool.

Smart people also do stupid things.

Source: Futility Closet

Image: Henry & Co.