玉不琢，不成器: C: A piece of jade unless cut forms no article of vertu. / E: An uncut gem goes not sparkle. / The finest diamond must be cut. / Unpolished pearls never shine.
十年树木，百年树人: C: It takes ten years to grow a tree and a hundred years to bring up a generation of good men. / E: It takes three generations to make a gentleman.
学无止境: C: knowledge is infinite / E: progress sometimes uses a comma, but never a full stop.
此地无银三百两: never try to prove what nobody doubts.
严师出高徒: C: Good pupils are to be brought up by strict teachers. / E: It is the bridle and spur that makes a good horse.
得不偿失: give a lark to catch a kite.
对症下药: a disease known is half the cure.
君子之交淡如水: a hedge between keeps friendship green.
化干戈为玉帛: bury the hatchet.
家和万事兴: he is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
江山易改，本性难移: the leopard cannot change its spots.
留得青山在，不怕没柴烧: where there is life, there is hope.
狡兔三窟: the mouse that has but one hole is quickly taken.
举一反三: half a tale is enough for a wise man.
当局者迷，旁观者清: outsiders see more than insiders. / standers-by see more than gamesters.
世上无难事，只怕有心人: dogged does it.
笨鸟先飞: C: a slow sparrow should make an early start. / E: a lame traveler should get out betimes.
冷暖自知: every man is best known to himself.
有情人终成眷属: every jack has jill.
宁为玉碎不为瓦全: better death than dishonor.
情人眼里出西施: if jack is in love, he is no judge of jill’s beauty.
拳不离手，曲不离口: no day without a line.
吃一堑，长一智: by falling we learn to go safely.
塞翁失马: no great loss without some small gain.
天无绝人之路: god tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
仁者见仁，智者见智: E: the donkey means one thing, and the driver another. / C: the benevolent see benevolence and the wise see wisdom.
师傅领进门，修行在个人: no man is his craft’s master the first day.