1.难得糊涂 nán dé hú tu
Where ignorance is bliss, it’s folly to be wise.
2.水满则溢 shuǐ mǎn zé yì
Water surges only to overflow. This proverb points out that: things turn into their opposites when they reach their extremes.
3.善有善报 shàn yǒu shàn bào
Do well and have well.
4.一日之计在于晨 yī rì zhī jì zài yú chén
A day’s planning is done in the morning.
5.一步一个脚印儿 yī bù yī gè jiǎo yìnr
Every step leaves its print; work steadily and make solid progress.
6.冰冻三尺,非一日之寒 bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yī rì zhī hán
It takes more than one cold day for a river to freeze three feet deep. This means: “Rome wasn’t built in a day. Work harder and practice more.
7.否极泰来 pǐ jí tài lái
Things at the worst will mend.
8.青出于蓝而胜于蓝 qīng chū yú lán ér shèng yú lán
Indigo blue is obtained from the indigo plant, but such color is bluer than the plant itself; the disciple has surpassed the master.
9.一石二鸟 yī shí èr niǎo
Kill two birds with one stone
10.凡人不可貌相, 海水不可斗量 fán rén bù kě mào xiàng, hǎi shuǐ bù kě dòu liàng
As a man cannot be known by his looks, neither can the sea be fathomed by a gourd. This proverb notes that judging by appearance may lead to serious mistakes.