Love me, love my dog.
One look is worth a thousand words.
Seeing is believing.
To fall short of the best, but be better than the worst.
A slow sparrow should make an early start.
Spare no effort; go all out; do one’s best.
No discord, no concord.
Rob Peter to pay Paul.
Bid farewell to the old and usher in the new.
Try first to make their mistake sound less serious and then to reduce it to nothing at all.
Broaden one’s horizon; be an eye-opener.
The country flourishes and people live in peace.
Going beyond the limit is as bad as falling short; excess is just as bad as deficiency;
too much is as bad as too little.
Once on shore, one prays no more.
Bad news travels fast.
Harmony brings wealth;
friendliness is conducive to business success.
Never too old to learn.
Let bygones be bygones.
There are spots even on the sun.
Treasures fill the home.
Sit on the fence; be a fence-sitter; have a foot in either camp.
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
Cut and dried; cliché
Courtesy calls for reciprocity.
Where there is life, there is hope.
Achieve immediate victory; win instant success.
Gain both fame and wealth.
Be suddenly enlightened.
Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards.
On festive occasions more than ever one thinks of one’s dear ones far away.
Man proposes; God disposes.
Make a fool of oneself in trying to be smart.
Suffer a double loss; lose the bait along with the fish.
A modest spur to induce others to come forward with valuable contributions; throw a sprat to catch a whale.
Cut off all means of retreat；burn one’s own way of retreat and be determined to fight to the end.
Take the preemptive opportunities.
One can’t make bricks without straw.
A thousand-li journey begins with the first step–the highest eminence is to be gained step by step.
Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future.
Fear wolves ahead and tigers behind; hesitate in doing something.
The mighty dragon is no match for the native serpent.
A fall of seasonal snow gives promise of a fruitful year.
People are in high spirits when involved in happy events.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
A retreat away from the turmoil of the world.
Humans are born good.
Just as there is paradise in heaven, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth
A blessing in disguise;
Every cloud has a silver lining.
A man should be independent at the age of thirty. /At thirty, a man should be able to think for himself.
A ship rises with the tide
Time and tide wait for no man.
Use a steam-hammer to crack nuts.
Seek truth from facts; be practical and realistic; be true to facts.
Speak of the devil.
Speak the plain truth; call a spade a spade; tell it as it is.
Practice is the sole criterion for testing truth.57
Hide one’s capacities and bide one’s time.58
Anything unexpected may happen. a bolt from the blue.
Unity is strength.
Even if one jumped into the Yellow River, one can not wash oneself clean – there’s nothing one can do to clear one’s name
Unhealthy trends and vulgar practices.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Hold high hopes for one’s child.
Seek nothing but profits; be blind to all but one’s own interests.
A sheer fabrication out of nothing; fabricate rumors out of thin air.
There are no waves without wind. Nothing comes of nothing.
Twist the law to suit one’s own purpose.
A new broom sweeps clean.
Accumulate strength for a take-off.
May all your wish come true.
Have a tacit understanding; thoroughly understand each other, without having exchanged a word of explanation.
First impressions are firmly entrenched.
He who strikes first gains the advantage.
The best defense is offense.
Ants on a hot pan
Warn people by taking oneself as an example.
Pour oil on troubled waters; patch up a quarrel and reconcile the parties concerned.
Proceed in an orderly way and step by step; advance gradually in due order.
Be strict with oneself and lenient with others.
Jack shall have Jill, all shall be well.81
Money makes the mare go./ Money talks.82
A man of insight.83
Bold but not crafty.84
Separated as we are thousands of miles apart, we come together as if by predestination.85
Keep pace with the times.86
Teach students according to their aptitude.
To ascend another storey to see a thousand miles further; Ascend further, were you to look farther.
Haste makes waste.
More haste, less speed.
Survival of the fittest.
Great minds think alike.
Better make friends than make enemies.
Cases in which people were unjustly, falsely or wrongly charged or sentenced; unjust, false or wrong cases.
A promise is a promise.
A real man never goes back on his words.
Bring in wealth and treasure.
Target of public criticism.
Be an armchair strategist.
You can’t wrap fire in paper.
What’s done by night appears by day.
Caught in a dilemma; between the devil and the deep blue sea.