A clear conscience laughs at false accusations.
Clumsy birds have to start flying early/early birds get the worm.
Worse off than some, better off than many.
A close mouth catches no flies.
No discord, no concord.
Blood is thicker than water.
He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man.
Be there or be square
Stay out of trouble/let sleeping dogs lie.
Nothing venture, nothing have/gain.
Not pleased by external gains, not saddened by personal losses.
The cart will find its way round the hill when it gets there.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Man proposes, god disposes.
Take advantage of somebody’s precarious position
A man of great wisdom often seems slowwitted.
A just cause enjoys abundant support while an unjust cause finds a little.
Constant dripping wears away the stone.
Business is business.
Every man has a share of responsibilities for the fate of his country.
A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near.
A creaking door hangs long on its hinges.
Providence does not let down a man who does his best.
Sturdy grass withstands high winds; true gold stand the test of fire.
Health is better than wealth.
He that touches pitch shall be defiled.
Experience is the mother of wisdom.
Complete sincerity can affect even metal and stone.
The friendship of a gentleman is insipid as water.
Reading is always profitable.
A bad padlock invites a picklock.
Fit the appetite to the dished and the dress to the figure.
The sea of bitterness has no bounds, repent and the shore is at hand.
Easy come, easy go.
Extreme joy begets sorry.
History repeats itself.
As long as the green hills last, there’ll always be wood to burn.
A bit in the morning is better than nothing all day.
Haughtiness invites disaster, humility receives benefit.
Every man has the defects of his own virtue.