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5 Chinese Motivational Proverbs for Moving On

Breakups or rejection can be challenging, especially when it’s with someone you have been with for a long time or someone you truly admire. Although it’s tough to let go of the strong emotions, it’s part of the process of moving on. 

If you’re looking for some words of encouragement, here are some Chinese proverbs that may motivate you through difficult times:

1. 守得云开见月明 

“Watch and the clouds will part to show the moonlight.”

This means that despite the darkness, things will eventually get better. Just let time heal you.


2. 在你生命中的某个时刻,你会意识到有些人可以留在你的心里,但不会留在你的生活中。

“At some point in your life, you will become aware that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.”

It ‘s better to let go of people who don’t spark joy in your life. Invest more time with those who genuinely deserve you.


3. 没有人值得你为他流泪,值得让你这么做的人不会让你哭泣

“Nobody is worth your tears, and the one who is won’t make you cry.”

It’s okay to feel sad when relationships end, but don’t let that sorrow take over your life. That person may not be worth the pain.


4. 就算一个人也比跟一个错误的人在一起好

“Being with no one is better than being with the wrong one.”

Don’t worry about letting go of someone when it’s really not meant to be. It’s not worth your time and effort.

5. 有时候你必须忘记你的感受,记住你应得的

“Sometimes you must forget what you feel and remember what you deserve.”

Don’t let your emotions take over your life. Do what’s best for you in the long run.


If you need more inspiration, check out the Confucianism philosophies for a better life here.

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